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.


  • 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


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.

Dresses a generous salad for 2

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