Prep 15 mins
Cook 0 mins
Adapted from The Barefoot Contessa.
- 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
- 1 teaspoon honey, clover
- 1 teaspoon minced fresh garlic
- 3 tablespoons champagne vinegar
- kosher salt & freshly ground black pepper
- 1⁄2 cup olive oil
- 1 (10 ounce) bag salad greens
- 1 (10 ounce) bag spinach, baby
- In a small bowl, whisk together the mustard, honey, garlic, vinegar, 1 teaspoon salt, and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. While whisking, slowly add the olive oil until the vinaigrette is emulsified.
- Place the salad greens in a medium bowl and add enough dressing to moisten. Sprinkle with a little extra salt and pepper, if desired, and serve immediately.
I am not going to assign a rating, because so much of my opinion of this could have been my fault. The flavors seemed off and I didn't really like it, but my ingredients were subpar. I used red wine vinegar instead of champagne vinegar, French's dijon mustard (which I hate!) instead of the Grey Poupon that I usually have, some really old honey (that has tasted strange in other recipes), and pepper that was probably stale. Even my oil might have been rancid/stale! So you can probably see the problem. LOL. One day I will learn. I will be setting this recipe aside until I am able to fix my ingredient problems and I will try it again. My son did say he thought it was too salty, but I am sure I will use the original amount of salt when I try this again. I halved the recipe and drowned two salads with it (the halved recipe would have been perfect for 3 salads).
I couldn't find champagne vinegar anywhere so substituted a high quality white wine vinegar. I doubled the recipe in expectation of saving leftovers for salads all week but I think the Dijon mustard I just bought was very very strong and overpowered the vinaigrette. It was still nice and I love Dijon but with this brand I will have to cut back or double everything else except the mustard. Thanks Andi for a lovely recipe! Made and enjoyed for team Mischief Makers - ZWT #7 :D
This is a delicious vinaigrette. I added to a garden salad with chicken and it was tasty. I think this would make a great base vinaigrette as well, if you have shallots or herbs to use up, try it in this. Made for ZWT7. Thanks Andi for a great recipe.