Classic French Vinaigrette

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Apr. 28, 2011


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