Yum and totally easy to shake up. This Dijon Mustard Vinaigrette is a classic salad dressing that can be whipped up in 5 minutes!
Vinaigrettes have been around for the longest time and a salad is almost incomplete without it. A good vinaigrette will create a great balance of flavours and give an otherwise dry combination of ingredients some form of “sauce” if you will.
A traditional vinaigrette is simply 3 parts oil and 1 part vinegar. It has been touted as the sweet spot and if you never want to refer to a recipe again, just remember that ratio. W
e don’t however follow this rule religiously. It depends on the oil, which vinegar we are using and whatever else we may be adding to the recipe to create greater flavours.
You certainly won’t be crossing any culinary lines if you do change the ratio!
You truly are only limited by your imagination as to what you can put in your vinaigrette. Over time, we have created quite a few different variations to really mix it up a little. Here are some of our favourites:
- Garlic Infused Apple Cider Vinaigrette: Crush a clove to release all its pungent flavours and let it sit in the vinaigrette and infuse over time.
- Allspice Balsamic Vinaigrette: Sprinkle a little allspice for some clove, cinnamon and nutmeg flavours.
- Citrus Red Wine Vinaigrette: Inject some fresh citrusy goodness such as orange juice.
- Anchovy Lemon Vinaigrette: Turn these salty little suckers into a paste and add to the vinaigrette.
- Red Wine Shallot Vinaigrette: Add some fresh chopped shallots and let it work its magic.
I’m sure you can come up with your own variation too. Open that spice cupboard, check out the sauces in your pantry or simply add some fresh aromatic or pungent ingredients.
You’ll have yourself an amazing vinaigrette any time of the day!
Dijon Mustard Vinaigrette Ingrédients
Olive oil: Extra Virgin olive oil would be the best bet for making a vinaigrette.
Dijon mustard: If you’re able to, grab yourself some Grey Poupon Dijon mustard. The first batch of mustard was made back in the 1860’s in Dijon, France and was instantly a winning formula.
The Maille brand is also great and a much easier Dijon mustard to find. We have quite a few of these in the fridge.
Dijon Mustard Vinaigrette Method
I love nice and easy salad dressing recipes.
In a small bowl, whisk together 2 tbsp of olive oil, Dijon mustard and apple cider vinegar until well combined. Or just place all the ingredients in a mason jar and give it a good shake.
If you’re making this ahead of time, be sure to take it out of the fridge and bring it to room temperature. Especially important if you’re going to use this dressing with a salad that has warm components.
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Dijon Mustard Vinaigrette
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- In a small mixing bowl, whisk together the olive oil, apple cider vinegar and Dijon mustard until well combined.
- Pour over salad when ready to serve.
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