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French Vinaigrette Salad Dressing

Mixed green salad with french vinaigrette served with a small slice of baguette and red wine

This is a simple version of vinaigrette dressing I adopted from my mother-in-law in France- -This recipe is simple enough for every day and takes just minutes to make. 

 Watch the recipe video here.

Ingredients

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3 parts extra virgin olive oil

1 part sherry vinegar

1 1/2 tsp of Dijon Mustard

1-2 cloves of fresh garlic, minced

Celtic Salt or Sea Salt

Fresh ground pepper

Instructions

The quantities are guidelines, I never measure, and after you make it a few times, you won't either.

1. In this order, in a salad bowl, add olive oil, vinegar, Dijon, garlic, sea salt, and pepper.  Stir with the spoon that you used to add the mustard. 

Wooden Salad Bowl with French vinaigrette dressing inside

2. Add the lettuce on top of the dressing right before serving.   If you combine them too soon, the lettuce will "cook" in the dressing.

3. Place the bowl on the table, toss the salad well (a good job for kids) and serve.

Wooden salad bown with mixed greens, and a vinaigrette dressing under t he mixed greens

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