how to make a vinaigrette
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Basic Vinaigrette

Course Salad
Cuisine French
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 cup
Author Justin McChesney-Wachs


  • 1/4 cup vinegar
  • 1 tbsp finely minced shallot
  • 2 tsp dijon mustard
  • 1 tbsp sugar or honey
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/8 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 3/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil


  • In a bowl, whisk together all vinaigrette ingredients except the olive oil to combine and dissolve.
  • Slowly drizzle the olive oil into the bowl while continually whisking to emulsify the vinaigrette.
  • Taste test for acidity, sweetness and salt, and adjust as needed.