New This Month

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


  • 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


  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.


Be the first to comment!