Easiest Vinaigrette Ever
Recipe type: salad dressing or marinade
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Serves: 1 cup
You can use a blender for this recipe and it will emulsify nicely, but it's just as good if you just measure the ingredients into a pint jar, screw on a lid, and shake vigorously for a few seconds. You can also vary the ingredients, but do make this basic one first, before you start to experiment. It's so good.
  • ¼ cup good vinegar: I used balsamic, but you can also use apple cider, red wine, white wine, or your favorite vinegar, plus more to taste.
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp Dijon mustard
  • ¾ cup extra-virgin olive oil, plus more if needed
  • 2 tsp minced shallots (green onions are a good substitution, or chives)
  1. Mix the vinegar, salt, and mustard with a blender or with a wire whisk in a big bowl.
  2. Slowly add the oil in a stream until an emulsion forms; or just whisk everything together briefly. Or, if you're in a big toot, and running late for supper club, just put the ingredients into your pint jar, tightly screw on a lid, and shake like mad.
  3. Taste to adjust salt and seasonings. Add the minced shallots.
  4. Best made fresh, but it'll stay good in the 'fridge for a week or two.
  5. Next time, you can use a different type of vinegar, or add smashed and diced garlic, or other fresh herbs.
Recipe by vomitingchicken.com at http://vomitingchicken.com/fresh-lettuces-with-the-easiest-vinaigrette-ever/