Traditional French Salad Dressing

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READY IN: 15mins
Recipe by rjwingard

This is not the orange-coloured dressing available in the stores; this is a traditional French vinaigrette I learned how to make from a friend. **This recipe will make enough dressing for a medium-sized lettuce-only salad for three.**

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Create a salad as you normally would (cooking the meat, chopping vegetables, etc.).
  2. Run the garlic, shallot and sardine through a food processor until it is smooth.
  3. Add the olive oil and vinegar to the puree and beat together with a fork.
  4. Drizzle over fresh lettuce (and other vegetables/meats if you've added them) serve immediately or within the hour.
  5. Optional: Top with fresh parmesan cheese before serving.

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