Vinaigrette

The Splendid Table

This is the vinaigrette I grew up eating. Improvisation is the name of the game with this recipe. Taste as you go, and adjust the seasonings to your taste. Stores covered in the refrigerator 3-5 days.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 clove minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons good-tasting extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 scant tablespoon vinegar
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced fresh herbs
  • 1 scant teaspoon mustard
  • 1 dash white wine
  • 1 pinch sugar

Instructions

Combine all the ingredients in a jar with a tight fitting lid and shake until the ingredients are well mixed. Pour over clean greens and toss.
 
 

Categories: 
Dressings/SaucesDIY
Yield: 
Dresses a generous salad for 2
  • David Sedaris on his father: 'He would eat in his underpants'

    With more than 7 million copies of his books in print, humorist and satirist David Sedaris looks at the sides of life that most of us would not even notice. The author of Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls explains why his father would dine in underpants.

Top Recipes

Regional food is more than hamburgers and hotdogs; it's 'a national legacy'

Roadfood, by Jane and Michael Stern, was published in 1977 and became a classic that is now in its ninth edition. Michael says regional food is "a national legacy, a heritage that's well worth preserving."