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 sidebar. 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.
Disclosure: Maille® sent us products to sample. All opinions are our own.
- 1 1/2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 1 1/2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
- 2 teaspoons Maille© Old Style Whole Grain Dijon Mustard
- 1 tablespoon minced shallot
- 2 teaspoon honey
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
- Put all ingredients in a small jar and shake to combine. Refrigerate until needed.
Makes enough dressing for 1 (5-ounce) bag of salad greens.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 30Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 83mgCarbohydrates: 2gFiber: 0gSugar: 2gProtein: 0g