fbpx
June 9, 2021

Dijon Sauce

A Quick French Sauce for Vegetables

Endive leaves on a plate topped with wlanuts, parlsey, rosemary, and bleu d'auvergne cheese
Dijon Sauce 8
Print

Dijon Sauce

Endive leaves on a plate topped with wlanuts, parlsey, rosemary, and bleu d'auvergne cheese

5 Stars 4 Stars 3 Stars 2 Stars 1 Star

No reviews

The right condiments for your food impact how good your food tastes, and can make or break your health. The majority of commercially made condiments are loaded with additives, preservatives, poor quality sugar and salt, and unpronounceable chemicals. Nevertheless, they fly off the shelves at the grocery store. Convenience is one of the reasons. Although it may seem convenient to grab a jar of dressing, I hope to convince you that making your own sauces is just as convenient. This Dijon sauce is a family recipe from the south of France, made with only olive oil, Dijon mustard, and sherry vinegar. You can make it in two minutes. It is the perfect accompaniment to steamed asparagus or an endive salad. I'm willing to bet that once you start making your own dressings and sauces, your palate will reject the jarred stuff. 

  • Author: Caterina De Falco
  • Prep Time: 3-4 min
  • Total Time: 3-4 mins
  • Category: Dressing

Ingredients

Dijon Mustard ( smooth not grain)

Olive Oil

Sherry Vinegar

Celtic or Sea Salt

Fresh Ground Pepper

Instructions

In my family we don't measure the exact quantity of ingredients because once you’ve made this once or twice, you will have a feel for how much of each ingredient you need. And it is easy to add a little more of one or another ingredient until you get it just to your liking. To get you started, I am giving you a guideline of quantities. I also made a short video to help you.

  1. Pour 3 - 5 tablespoons of oil into a small bowl.
  2. Add about 2 tbsp of Dijon mustard (not grain mustard)
  3. Whisk with a fork. It will be clumpy and separated.
  4. Add 1 - 2 tsp of sherry vinegar. Whisk again. When you add the vinegar, it pulls the oil and mustard together into a smooth sauce.
  5. Next add Celtic salt and fresh ground pepper, and taste. Add more olive oil, Dijon, or vinegar to your liking.

After one or two times, you will have this recipe down and you’ll be able to make it in a flash. 

Watch this video to help you visualize the quantities. 

Notes

This is particularly good with steamed asparagus or drizzled over endives, blue cheese, and walnuts. The endives are a good idea for a first course or entertaining as an apéritif before dinner. I have seen many children give both thumbs up to this endive salad.

Use the leftover Dijon sauce as a base for a French vinaigrette

Endive leaves with crumbled bleu d'auverge cheese, and walnuts.  Drizzled with Dijon sauce.

 

Share This

Facebook    Pinterest 

I often cook "au pif," as we say in France, which means cooking without an exact recipe and by "feel" using your intuition.  You’ll often find guidelines in many recipes versus exact quantities.  Write to me here if you have any questions about the recipes.

Copyright 2019-2024, Return to the Table by Caterina De Falco, All Rights Reserved

I provide links to products and services I genuinely love and want to share with you. Some of these links may earn me a referral commission at no additional cost to you. This referral fee helps support this site. Thank you for your support!
Caterina DeFalco image for contact page
Ciao for now!
caterina's signature

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe rating 5 Stars 4 Stars 3 Stars 2 Stars 1 Star

Member Success Stories

  • Now I Have Great Kitchen Intuition!

    "Finding you [has] truly inspired me to cook more and focus on quality ingredients. Strengthening my kitchen intuition has been key, it's how I know to roll leftovers into something new or I can see what I bought and come up with creative solutions.

    As a family, we always valued sitting down together for dinner but now it's done with so much less stress. I can be done with work and still make easy meals . . . amazing quality meals that are thrown together in a short time and we get to enjoy each other!"

    1 2 3 5
  • My Family is Closer Than Ever

    “Your suggestions are so priceless! Thank you for such valuable content. My family is closer than ever, thanks to you!”

  • BRAVO! I'm in!

    “[Caterina is], in 5 steps, hitting all the major points of what works in generational connection across all cultures. Families don’t just happen, they are grown and this is the sweet and lasting way to do that. Bravo and I’m IN!”

  • A Real Game Changer

    "We have made a lot of progress over here under your care. We are now all eating from the same “pot” which I was surprised how much my kids loved. They were so excited when I put the food in the middle of the table. They asked for it the next day, Can we do that special fancy dinner thing where we have a feast? It really is such a better ritual—passing the food around and all sharing from the same platter, a real game changer."

  • Accidental Weight Loss!

    “I don't know if I told you, but I accidentally lost about 8 lbs after cutting out most semi-processed foods!"

Studio One44
linkedin facebook pinterest youtube rss twitter instagram facebook-blank rss-blank linkedin-blank pinterest youtube twitter instagram