Classic French Vinaigrette

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Apr. 28, 2011

A classic French vinaigrette is an asset to every kitchen. You can use the whole amount or can store it in the refrigerator for later usage. Preparing this vinaigrette is so easy that anyone can do that. You can make variations by adding various ingredients as per the chef's tips. So, follow the instructions and prepare the classic vinaigrette in your own kitchen.


Garlic clove 1 Medium
Dijon mustard 1 Teaspoon ((grainy))
Red wine vinegar 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Olive oil 1 1/2 Cup (24 tbs)
Salt 1 Teaspoon ((or to taste))
Cracked black pepper 1/2 Teaspoon ((or to taste))



1) Smash a clove of garlic and chop finely.


2) In a bowl, combine the chopped garlic, grainy dijon mustard and red wine vinegar together.

3) Whisk in the olive oil in a steady stream until nicely blended.

4) Season with a little salt and pepper to taste.


5) Use the French vinaigrette for salads or as desired.


For a slight variation in flavor, add sugar or honey for sweetness or add some chopped shallots or fresh herbs of your choice.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy

Nutrition Facts

Serving size Complete recipe

Calories 2907Calories from Fat 2870

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 325 g500%

Saturated Fat 44 g220%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 1955 mg81.46%

Total Carbohydrates 4 g1.3%

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*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet