Classic French-Style Vinaigrette

11:30 am on 4 February 2013


  • 2 tbsps white wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp Dijon style mustard
  • Pinch sugar
  • 6 tbsps extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper


Place the vinegar, mustard and the sugar in a bowl or small jar and mix well so the mustard and sugar completely dissolve. Add the oil, salt and a generous grind of black pepper, and whisk or shake the ingredients together until thoroughly combined. Store in the refrigerator in a screw-top jar.

Use this dressing on any classic salad, especially leafy green leaves that have been washed and dried well. Only dress the salad immediately before serving.

Makes about half a cup.

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