This French Dijon and Garlic Vinaigrette recipe can be used not only to dress salads but also as a marinade or dipping sauce for a multitude of recipes.
Quick and Easy French Dijon and Garlic Vinaigrette
As I have gotten older, I have veered away from processed foods–more so when it comes to those products that have ingredients that use long names that I can barely pronounce.
Because of this, I’m developing a taste for fresher flavors that are readily available from my garden or fridge. Which means that I’m in control of what I consume as well as what gets mixed together–rather than someone else concocting a melange of heart-clogging this-and-thats.
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Thus the French Dijon and Garlic Vinaigrette. It’s simple enough for even a novice cook to make. It comes together nicely and you can make a larger batch and use it over the course of a couple of days to a week, in fact.
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The basic ingredients are extra virgin olive oil, red wine vinegar (although you could use champagne or white wine vinegar, if you’d like), finely chopped shallots (optional), minced garlic (not optional) and dijon mustard.
Then it’s a matter of whisking well and serving.
This dressing is light and not overpowering. It offers a rich taste that has layers of flavor. And, as mentioned above, you can use this vinaigrette for salads or as a marinade. It’s also delicious over cooked vegetables like asparagus, cooked broccoli or summer squash.
French Dijon and Garlic Vinaigrette
- 3 tbsp olive oil extra virgin
- 2 tbsp red wine vinegar
- 1 tbsp dijon mustard
- 1 tbsp shallots minced
- 1 tsp garlic minced
- Salt and Pepper to taste
In a bowl mix together all of the ingredients using a whisk. Serve immediately. Refrigerate leftovers. Enjoy!