Julia Child's Basic Vinaigrette Dressing Recipe

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Submitted by kvetch

Makes 6 servings



This is a bare-bones recipe for the simple all-purpose vinaigrette, which you will vary as you wish. Its beauty lies solely in the quality of your ingredients. Note that you will so often see proportions of 1 part vinegar to 3 parts oil, but that can make a very acid, very vinegary vinaigrette. I use the proportions of a very dry martini, since you can always add more vinegar or lemon but you can't take it out.

Recipe Ingredients for Julia Child's Basic Vinaigrette Dressing

1/2 tablespoon finely minced shallot or scallion
1/2 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/2 tablespoon vinegar
1/3 cup olive oil
1 Freshly ground pepper

Recipe Directions for Julia Child's Basic Vinaigrette Dressing

Either shake all the ingredients together in a screw-topped jar, or mix them individually as follows. Stir the shallots or scallions together with the mustard and salt. Whisk in the lemon juice and vinegar, and when well blended start whisking in the oil by droplets to form a smooth emulsion. Beat in freshly ground pepper. Taste (dip a piece of the salad greens into the sauce) and correct seasoning with salt, pepper, and/or drops of lemon juice.
Categories

Salads

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 16.5g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
108
Calories from Fat
108
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
12.1g
19%
Saturated Fat
1.7g
8%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
112mg
5%
Potassium
6mg
0%
Total Carbohydrates
0.2g
0%
Dietary Fiber
0.1g
0%
Sugars
0.1g
Protein
0.1g
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 1%
Calcium 0% Iron 1%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
D-
  Good points
  • No cholesterol
  • Very low in sugar
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