French Vinaigrette Dressing
There’s a misconception that making homemade vinaigrette can be tedious. There’s scooping and measuring and mincing, and the idea that, surely, to do it right would involve getting one’s hands on a mortar and pestle.
Relax. We can help you make French Vinaigrette dressing that’s easy-peasy and ready in moments. Our French Vinaigrette seasoning blend is made with classic dressing elements; it’s got mustard, garlic, and chives, classic French herbs like tarragon and thyme, and the sweetness of basil and fennel. It’s rounded out with a little sugar for balance, but just enough to counter the pungency of the aromatics. You could experiment with different vinegars, like white wine or champagne vinegars, and tarragon vinegar would add even more herbal punch. As for technique, it is literally as easy as putting ingredients in a jar and shaking.
Most store-bought salad dressings are packed with hidden sugars or laden with preservatives, but when you make your own, you know exactly what you’re getting on your plate. In theory, it will last at least a month, but we don’t expect it to linger that long. This vinaigrette is great on salads, and can also serve as a marinade on chicken or fish. Use it to give your garnish for a Chicken Parmesan Sandwich a snappy bite. Toss it over grape tomatoes and roast for an extra-savory topper for pasta primavera, or drizzle over grilled asparagus.
- 2 Tablespoons French Vinaigrette Seasoning
- 3 Tablespoons warm water
- ¼ cup red wine vinegar
- ½ cup olive oil
1. Get a clean jar with a lid like you would use for canning or pickling. Mix French Vinaigrette blend in jar with warm water. Let that sit for a minute or two, while you measure out other ingredients.
2. Pour red wine vinegar and olive oil into jar.
3. Close lid securely over jar and shake.