French Dressing (Vinaigrette) & Variations

Russ Myers

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Called (vinaigrette) in France. French dressing is simply 3 or 4 parts olive oil to 1 part vinegar, seasoned with salt and pepper.

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Serves:

1 Cup

Prep:

10 Min

Method:

No-Cook or Other

Ingredients

1/4 C Red or white wine vinegar
1/4 tsp Salt
1/8 tsp White pepper
3/4 C Olive oil

Directions Step-By-Step

1
In a bowl mix vinegar, salt and pepper with a fork.
Add oil and mix vigorously until well blended and slightly thickened. (Note; For a creamier dressing, beat over ice 1 to 2 minutes).
2
Use to dress green or vegetable salads. (Note; If you prefer, substitute any good salad oil for the olive oil and cider or malt vinegar for the wine vinegar.)Variations:Garlic French Dressing: Drop 1 peeled, bruised clove of garlic into dressing and let stand 2 to 3 days at room temperature; remove garlic before using dressing.Tarragon French Dressing; Make dressing with tarragon vinegar and add 1 tablespoon minced fresh or 1/2 teaspoon dried tarragon.
3
Roquefort French Dressing; Prepare dressing as directed and crumble in 3 tablespoons Roquefort cheese. Cover and let stand several hours at room temperature before using.
4
Sweet French Dressing; Prepare dressing as directed, then mix in 1/4 cup each orange juice and honey, or superfine sugar. Use to dress fruit salads.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Dressings
Main Ingredient: Spice/Herb/Seasoning
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Heirloom