World's Best Vinaigrette

World's Best Vinaigrette Recipe

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Karen Vandevander


This recipe is from my cookbook "Cooking Thin with Chef Kathleen" written by Chef Kathleen Daelemans. It really is the world's best vinaigrette dressing. I love this on green salads or pasta salads.


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40 Min


  • 2 clove
    garlic, minced (more or less for your personal taste)
  • 1 small
    shallot, minced
  • 3 Tbsp
    sherry vinegar (best quality you can find, makes a huge difference) you can use balsamic or red wine vinegar (6 or 7 percent acidity), but sherry is the best.
  • 1/2 tsp
    coarse-grained salt (sea salt)
  • 1 Tbsp
    dijon mustard
  • 4 to 5 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 3 Tbsp
    flat leaf parsley (rough chopped) or mixed herbs
  • ·
    cracked black pepper to your taste

How to Make World's Best Vinaigrette


  1. Place garlic, shallot, vinegar and salt in a smal bowl and let stand for at least 30 minutes. This will take the peppery bite out of the garlic and shallot.
  2. Whisk in mustard, oil and herbs.
  3. Add pepper to taste.
  4. This is also wonderful as a marinade and served as a dipping sauce for chicken.

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About World's Best Vinaigrette

Course/Dish: Dressings
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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