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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
Garlic Vinaigrette

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.

Reviews (3)

  • Dantiel Wynn 25 Dec, 2012

    I've made this vinaigrette twice because my mother-in-law loves it so much. it is perfect and light and adds a lot of flavor to the salad without making me feel like I'm drenching it in dressing. Perfect!

  • garden4fun 16 Jul, 2010

    I watched this episode (rerun) yesterday, and I agree with Mike NYC. Alice Waters appeared distracted

  • MikeNYC 5 May, 2010

    Did Alice really need to stick her entire hand into the vinaigrette, taste it, then stick her entire hand into it to taste it again? I thought Martha was going to gag when Alice asked her to taste it. Also, it seems Alice was on something during the show.

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