A Simple Vinaigrette with Options….

Here is a simple vinaigrette that not only tastes great, but can be a starting place to add many different flavors to your salad dressing. It is REALLY good! A 3-to-1 ratio of oil to vinegar makes for a perfectly smooth, thick emulsion. Dijon mustard helps emulsify the oil and vinegar/water, while shallots add mild sweetness.

A Simple Vinaigrette, with Options 🙂
Prep Time
5 mins
Total Time
5 mins

Course: Appetizer, Main Course, Salad, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: American
Servings: 1 Cup
Author: Adapted from a recipe by Kevin Cavanaugh
  • 2 tbsp Shallot minced
  • 1 tbsp Garlic minced
  • 1 tbsp Fresh Tarragon Leaves or thyme or parsley
  • 2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 5 tbsp White Wine Vinegar
  • 3/4 cup Olive Oil or Walnut Oil
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  1. Combine shallot, garlic, mustard, vinegar, and herbs in a large bowl and whisk to combine. 

  2. Whisking constantly, slowly drizzle in oil, or Blend in food processor or blender.

  3. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

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