English Vinegar Dressing

A nineteenth-century recipe.


  • 1 shallot, finely chopped
  • 1 dessertspoon each parsley, chives, mixed tarragon, thyme and chervil, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon salt and pepper mixed
  • 3 tablespoons wine or cider vinegar
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil


Put all the herbs and salt and pepper in a bowl. Pour on the vinegar and mix well. Gradually stir in the oil and beat very well and serve. Of course, all ingredients may be put together into a blender.