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Basic Vinaigrette for Green Salads

This is a good vinaigrette for a simple green salad. Use extra-virgin olive oil if you prefer a fruitier flavor.

  • Yield: Makes 2/3 cup

Photography: Charles Schiller

Source: Martha Stewart Living, July 2001

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons good-quality white-wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 small shallot, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon coarse salt, plus more for seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper, plus more for seasoning
  • 6 tablespoons good-quality olive oil

Directions

  1. Combine the vinegar, mustard, shallot, salt, and pepper in a bowl. Allow the ingredients to macerate for 10 minutes.

  2. While whisking, slowly add the olive oil until the mixture is emulsified. Adjust seasoning with salt and pepper if desired.

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