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Dijon Vinaigrette (and a Maille® Mustard Giveaway)

Dijon Vinaigrette

There is one item that is rarely on my grocery list anymore: vinaigrette. It is the easiest thing to whip up and takes just as long as shaking up a bottle of the pre-made stuff. Well, almost, but you get my point. I was reading my Cooking Light magazine a few weeks ago looking for new dinner inspiration and saw this Dijon Vinaigrette buried in the side bar. Once again I was reminded that sometimes the best recipes – the keepers, the ones you will make again and again – aren’t the cover photos. They are the little teeny tiny recipes that many people skip. This Dijon Vinaigrette is one of those. It is deliciously simple with just a few ingredients. But the star is the Dijon mustard. When you have a recipe with so few ingredients, it is vital to use the best you can find because you taste every. single. one.

Speaking of great quality, have you ever tried Maille® mustard? Their Old Style Whole Grain Dijon Mustard is a match made in heaven for this vinaigrette. It’s filled with crunchy mustard grains and has a robust, moderately spicy flavor. The whole grains have just the right texture to give this Dijon Vinaigrette a little crunch and make each bite flavorful. Add some oil, vinegar and seasonings, and you have a versatile vinaigrette that can make any salad shine.

Dijon Vinaigrette

Our friends at Maille® have put together a giveaway so you can try their top quality products for yourself. Here is what is included in the package:

  • A sampling of seven different Maille® products (Originale, Old Style, Honey Dijon, Horseradish, Rich Country, Dijonnaise and Cornichons)
  • A Maille® black and gold apron
  • A Maille®  black and gold kitchen mitt

Simply leave a comment below telling us your favorite way to use mustard when you are cooking. Optional bonus entries are also available. Good luck! 

Disclosure: Maille® sent us products to sample. All opinions are our own.

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Dijon Vinaigrette (and a Maille® Mustard Giveaway)
 
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Recipe type: Sides and salads
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 1½ tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1½ tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons Maille© Old Style Whole Grain Dijon Mustard
  • 1 tablespoon minced shallot
  • 2 teaspoon honey
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground pepper
Instructions
  1. Put all ingredients in a small jar and shake to combine. Refrigerate until needed.
Notes
Makes enough dressing for 1 (5-ounce) bag of salad greens.

15 Comments

  1. I use mustard in my sauces for a lttle zip.

  2. Planning a seafood family dinner-16 people-the mustard collection would come in handy!

  3. Love a good homemade dressing! This looks so tasty!

  4. I use Maille in my salad dressings and marinades – aside from enjoying w/my favorite sandwich-

  5. I love maple-Dijon chicken. Maille also zips up my Caesar salad!

  6. This dressing is gorgeous! I love seedy mustard and homemade vinaigrette AND Cooking Light. Yes.

  7. Ohhh, that looks yummy!

  8. I never buy salad dressing either…it’s so easy to make and always tastes better. My favorite salad dressings include honey and dijon so I know I’d LOVE this! I love the grainy mustard…such a pretty look, too!
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  9. I love to make my own salad dressings. Love that I can see the grains in the mustard. That is the kind I love.
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  10. I love Dijon mustard, I put it on everything but using it in a vinaigrette is probably my favorite way to enjoy it!
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  11. Will try this tonight! Looks easy and delicious too!

  12. I put a little mustard in my crab dip AND in my egg casserole. :)

  13. Love my mustard on Corned Beef and Cabbage!

  14. Pork chops or grilled chicken!

  15. I like using it in certain sauces!

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