Making your own salad dressings is so easy that it never makes sense to buy them! Forget the packaged dressings and give it a try. I made enough of this for our Family Reunion this year and it was a hit. Remember to taste as you go ….. I ended up eating a lot of lettuce before I got the balance right – hard to do with such a large quantity.
- 1/4 cup red-wine vinegar
- 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- Salt and black pepper, to taste
Blend well, stirring until sugar has dissolved.
- 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
Slowly whisk in the olive oil until it is emulsified.
Variations: This is my basic “house” vinaigrette …. and you can switch it up any way you like, during the summer I like to add in fresh herbs.