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."



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  • 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.

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

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

Reviews (3)

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