Classic French Vinaigrette

  • 1/2 shallot, minced
  • 1/2 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • Generous pinch of salt
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1-2 tablespoons red-wine vinegar
  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
    • Step 1

      Combine in a large bowl or jar the shallot, Dijon mustard, salt, lemon juice, and red-wine vinegar. Whisk together to combine well. Slowly whisk in 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

    • Step 2

      Store jar in refrigerator if making ahead and shake well before using.

    • Step 3

      Serve with 2 large heads Bibb, butter, or romaine lettuce that has been washed and dried well. Tear lettuce leaves into bite-size pieces and toss with dressing.

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