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Basic Mustard Vinaigrette Recipe

This is one of the best salad dressing I make and it's so easy.
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American


  • 1 glove garlic smashed
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 6 tablespoons oil vegetable, corn, canola, olive or some combination
  • 1 pinch of dried parsley
  • 1 pinch of dried thyme
  • salt and freshly ground pepper to taste


  • In a clean jar or small bowl, add the vinegar, garlic, mustard and mix well.
  • Slowly add the olive oil while either whisking or stirring rapidly with your fork.
  • Add the parsley and thyme, salt and pepper, taste and adjust seasonings.


Simple, you bet, but this straightforward recipe will blow away any store bought salad dressing on the market. Start experimenting with your own ingredients and you will have Paul Newman getting nervous. Enjoy.