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Classic Salad Dressing - French Vinaigrette

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Looking to make your own Salad dressing? Ryan from Sobeys shows you some Classic Salad Dressing Variations. Learn how to make a classic French vinaigrette, a zesty dressing perfect for a fresh salad.
Ingredients
  Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm), smashed
  Grainy dijon mustard 1 Tablespoon
  Red wine vinegar/Cider vinegar 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Extra virgin olive oil 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon (to taste)
  Cracked black pepper 1⁄4 Teaspoon (to taste)
  Capers 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Black olives 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
Directions

MAKING
1. In a small bowl, combine garlic and Dijon mustard. Pour vinegar in it, and whisk together to combine.
2. Add olive oil, a little at a time whisking it constantly.
3. Season with salt and pepper. Mix it well.
4. Add capers and black olives in the bowl. Stir.

SERVING
5. Spoon vinaigrette over any green salad and serve it immediately. This can also be used to dress fish or chicken.

TIPS
Vinaigrette remains fresh for a week if you place it in refrigerator in an airtight container.
Take the vinaigrette out of the refrigerator, and allow it to return to room temperature before using.
You may add lemon juice, honey, shallots and fresh herbs to make it taste different.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Very Easy
Cuisine: 
French
Method: 
Whisking
Dish: 
Dressing
Ingredient: 
Vinegar
Interest: 
Healthy
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes

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