Basic Mustard Vinaigrette

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Appears in
Get in There and Cook: A Master Class for the Starter Chef

By Richard Sax

Published 1997

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Actually, the most basic vinaigrette is made without mustard, but this is a good, all-purpose dressing. For a milder dressing, leave out the garlic.


  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar, or to taste
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
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  1. In a glass measuring cup or small bowl, whisk or stir together with a fork the vinegar, mustard, garlic, and salt and pepper. Slowly whisk in the olive oil until smooth and emulsified or creamy. Taste and correct the vinegar-oil balance. Remove the garlic clove before serving.