All the green salads we had while growing up were dressed with my mother's vinaigrette. Make it in a jar with a lid, and store it in the refrigerator. From the book "Mad Hungry," by Lucinda Scala Quinn. (c) 2009, Lucinda Scala Quinn. Mikkel Vang, photographer. Used by permission of Artisan Books, artisanbooks.com.

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • In a clean jar, mash together the shallot, mustard, brown sugar, salt, pepper, and Worcestershire sauce.

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  • Pour in the vinegar, lemon juice, and olive oil. Cover tightly and shake well to combine and emulsify. Add salt and pepper to taste. Use immediately or store in the refrigerator.

Reviews (11)

146 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 34
  • 4 star values: 37
  • 3 star values: 42
  • 2 star values: 30
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: Unrated
04/20/2013
I found this to be a tad on the oily side. I like at least a 3 to 1 oil to vinegar ratio, (and often I bump it up to 3 to 2, but hey, I drink pickle juice!).
Rating: 5 stars
03/24/2012
This seems to be a hit with everyone - we used it as chicken marinade also. In the process of making it again.
Rating: 5 stars
03/24/2012
This seems to be a hit with everyone - we used it as chicken marinade also. In the process of making it again.
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Rating: 5 stars
03/24/2012
This seems to be a hit with everyone - we used it as chicken marinade also. In the process of making it again.
Rating: 5 stars
03/24/2012
This seems to be a hit with everyone - we used it as chicken marinade also. In the process of making it again.
Rating: 5 stars
10/04/2011
With a recipe as delicious and as easy to follow as this, using ingredients that are in most pantries, it's mind boggling to me why anyone buys bottled dressing. I followed this recipe exactly as written, mixed in a glass jar, and it is now my weeknight 'go-to' salad dressing that is satisfying in every way! Thank you! Thank you!!!
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Rating: Unrated
08/09/2011
I love this salad dressing :) it works with every kind of salad and is soo easy to change up with different herbs. The version that I saw called for lime juice instead of lemon so that is the way I make it. I always have this in a jar in my fridge :)
Rating: 5 stars
04/20/2011
I can understand why your dad only wanted to dress his salads with this! My husband asks me to make this twice a week now! Very tangy...really brightens a salad. I have been able to halve the recipe easily.
Rating: Unrated
03/16/2011
I roasted garlic in olive oil and used everything to make this OH SO YUMMY dressing!!!!! I had to try this dressing ever since I saw Lucinda make it last week!!! I LOVE Martha and Mad Hungry!!!!
Rating: Unrated
03/13/2011
Tell your mom we have a new favorite dressing! I understand why your dad only wanted this one!
Rating: Unrated
03/09/2011
I added more lemon juice and vinegar to it. I like a more acidic taste to my dressings. It will be the dressing I make for now.