An authentic French Dijon vinaigrette with shallot for garlicky bite and apple cider vinegar for a seasonal tartness. Perfect on any salad, and especially seasonal salads that include winter fruit and nuts or seeds.
Course Salad Dressing
Cuisine American, Vegan
Keyword apple cider, dijon shallot, salad dressing, vinaigrette
Prep Time 5minutes
Total Time 5minutes
Author Cheryl Malik
3teaspoonsquality Dijon mustard
3teaspoonsquality apple cider vinegar
1/2medium shallot or 1 whole small shallotminced
1tbspneutral oil or olive oila little less than 1/2 cup
1 teaspoonsea salt or kosher saltto taste
1teaspoonfreshly ground pepperto taste
In a measuring cup with handle, mix the Dijon mustard and apple cider vinegar with a small whisk. Slowly add in the oil, a few drops at a time, whisking constantly. It helps to place a towel underneath the measuring cup! Ensure that you fully emulsify (dissolve the liquids and oil to smoothness) the oil before adding much more. Add enough oil to measure 1/2 cup total. Add in the minced shallot and stir.
Add in a few pinches of salt and a bit of freshly ground pepper and taste (try dipping a piece of lettuce in the dressing for a more accurate taste than straight off a spoon). Adjust seasonings to taste.