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Garlic Vinaigrette


There's no better way to dress garden greens than with a homemade vinaigrette. This simple recipe comes from culinary trailblazer Alice Waters, and it appears in her book, "In the Green Kitchen."

  • Servings: 4

Source: The Martha Stewart Show, May 2010


  • 1 small clove garlic
  • Coarse salt
  • 2 tablespoons red-wine vinegar
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons olive oil


  1. Place garlic clove in a mortar, along with two large pinches of salt. Using a pestle, grind into a smooth puree. Add vinegar and season with pepper; let stand for 3 minutes.

  2. Whisk in olive oil until an emulsion is formed; season with salt and pepper as needed.

  3. To dress a salad, add about 3/4 of vinaigrette to salad and toss until lightly coated; add more dressing, if necessary.

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