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Classic French vinaigrette

A traditional salad dressing that has been used in France for centuries, there are as many versions of vinaigrette as there are cooks... From this basic recipe, you can experiment with a variety of vinegars and oils, add herbs, reduce or increase the acidity to your liking by changing the ratio. The sky is the limit!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Sauce / Dip / Dressing
Cuisine: French
Keyword: mustard, olive oil
Servings: 17 Tablespoons
Calories: 85kcal
Author: Veronique Eichler


  • Place mustard, salt, pepper and vinegar in a bowl. Whisk to dissolve mustard and salt.
  • Slowly whisk in olive oil into an emulsion.


Keep at room temperature in an airtight container. This will keep in your pantry at least a week or two.
Nutrition facts are for 1 Tablespoon.


Calories: 85kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 76mg | Sugar: 1g | Iron: 1mg