Although my fridge is stocked with all sorts of sauces and condiments, the one thing you won't find is bottled salad dressing. Why? It's really easy to make a simple and delicious vinaigrette. It takes only a couple of minutes to make and is far healthier than anything processed.
While there are tons of recipes out there, this one — which comes from my girlfriend Sonia — is my everyday vinaigrette. It's a mixture of olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, and Dijon mustard.
Sometimes I'll throw in chopped herbs or a few tablespoons of grated Parmesan cheese or a shallot instead of garlic; feel free to make the recipe your own.
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/2 tablespoon Dijon mustard
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice, or more to taste
- 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
- Salt, to taste
- Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
- Place the garlic, mustard, lemon juice, and oil in a small jar. Season generously with salt and pepper.
- Shake the jar vigorously to combine. Adjust seasonings if necessary and use immediately.
- About 1/4 cup dressing