Basic Vinaigrette

4 years ago

You can make your own vinaigrette recipe using pretty much anything you want! We are all about convenience but when it comes to bottled salad dressings (and the excess salt, sugar, and chemical additives that come along with them), we’d rather make our own.  This video shows you the basics you need to build a super salad dressing.

A vinaigrette can be made of anything as long as it has these three important components:

  1. A flavor base
    This is where you build your vinaigrette’s flavor profile. Think of it as the defining trait of your dressing’s personality.Suggestions: bacon, mustard, herbs, garlic, Worcestershire sauce, cheese, shallots, chilli
  2. Acid
    Adding an acid both brightens up and balances your vinaigrette and the salad or meat you’re pouring it on.Suggestions: citrus fruit, berries, all types of vinegar, sherry
  3. Oil
    This is what will hold your vinaigrette together. Consider how many different flavored oils there are on the market today and use this as a grounds for experimentation.Suggestions: walnut oil, olive oil, garlic oil

Basic Vinaigrette
For a classic vinaigrette recipe, we used:
  • 2 tablespoons shallots
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 6 tablespoons olive oil
  1. Finely dice shallots and add to a bowl containing Dijon mustard
  2. Add red wine vinegar to the mix
  3. Add salt and pepper
  4. Very slowly pour the olive oil in whilst whisking. Make sure the ratio of oil to vinegar is roughly 3:1. The texture should be creamy and emulsified
  5. Serve this on your favorite salad and enjoy!



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