Classic Vinaigrette

This classic vinaigrette is perfect for dressing green salads, tomatoes, avocados, mushrooms, beets and just about any other vegetable. Or, dress it up with chopped herbs, or with olives, diced fresh or sun–dried tomatoes or minced anchovies, and serve it with grilled or poached seafood, poultry or meat.

Slideshow: Terrific Green Salads

  • Servings: MAKES ENOUGH FOR 10 TO 12 CUPS OF SALAD GREENS
KEY: Recipe Rescue, Dressings, Salads, Basic/Easy, Fast, No-Cook, Vegetarian

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Ingredients

  • 1 rounded teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • Scant teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • Scant 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 5 twists of a pepper mill
  • Scant 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil

How to make this recipe

  1. In a small bowl, combine the mustard, vinegar, lemon juice, salt and pepper; whisk to dissolve the salt. Gradually whisk in the olive oil and then the vegetable oil in a very thin stream.
Contributed By Published May 2003

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