A classic French vinaigrette with red wine vinegar, Dijon mustard, shallot, lemon juice, and olive oil is one of the most versatile sauces in the kitchen. Use it to dress a simple green salad or an elaborate composed one, employ it as a quick marinade for raw meats or a casual accompaniment for grilled ones.
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- 2 tbl red wine vinegar
- 2 tsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 2 tsp Dijon mustard
- 2 tsp minced shallot
- 1⁄3 cup olive oil
- Kosher salt
- freshly ground black pepper
Shake all the ingredients vigorously in a screw-top jar; taste and adjust the seasoning with salt and pepper.
Or, in a small bowl, whisk together the vinegar, lemon juice, mustard, and shallot. Gradually whisk in oil until emulsified; season with salt and pepper.