By Dreamer in Ontario on June 05, 2008
Photo by gailanng
Photo by gailanng
"This recipe comes from Chatelaine Food Express Quickies 2. It takes almost no time to make and is delicious on green salads, pasta and potato salad. Having a choice of lemon juice or 1 of 2 differents vinegars adds versatility. I prefer using sel de mer which is also called sea salt but table salt is just fine to use."
Serving Size: 1 (160 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 1
"Made a refreshing salad for we've been hovering around 100 degrees for the past four or five days. The weather guy said it will reach 85 next week. I'm just giddy with excitement. Made for ZWT#8~France."
"Great dressing with a few simple ingredients. The lemon juice adds fresh flavors and adds a bit of depth to the mustard. Easy to make with ingredients I always have on hand, will make this again often! Thank you Dreamer for sharing! Made and reviewed for ZWT 8 - 2012 The Fearless Red Dragons."
"We really enjoyed this dressing on a simple green salad, I liked the bright freshness of using the lemon juice instead of the usual vinegar. Made by one of The Wild Bunch for ZWT 8"
"This was a great little dressing - made it tonite for ZWT - France. It's amazing what one little ingredient can do for a very basic dressing - the mustard made all the difference. Easy and good. Thanks, Dreamer!"
"I love a quick and versatile recipe like this. I used balsamic vinegar this time but am looking forward to trying both lemon juice and white wine vinegar - and others! Thanks for sharing."
"I was searching for a basic vinaigrette for a vegetable platter and this worked out well. The salad I composed consisted of raw baby zucchini sliced into coins and long slices, fresh corn, carrots, and 'green zebra' tomatoes. Garnish of French sel de mer, tri-color sage and lemon zest for garnish, cracked black pepper. The vinaigrette recipe was cut in half because I didn't want to drown the farm fresh veggies in a pool of dressing. Good! Used lemon juice and white wine vinegar. Homemade salad dressings are best! Reviewed for Veg Tag/September."
"Wow, I can't believe a recipe with so few ingredients can pack such a powerful punch of flavor. I used white wine vinegar and it was perfectly tart and tangy...just the way I like my dressing. I will make this often because I always have all of the ingredients on hand. Made for Europe on Plate Italy Tag Game. Thanks!! Dreamer in Ontario, for this fabulous recipe!!"
"So simple and so good. Cut recipe down to serve two. Made as written using a good quality olive oil and a fig balsamic vinegar yumm. Thanks so much for the post."
"I was searching for a simple dressing for a plain green salad, and this worked perfectly! I used 1 tablespoon lemon juice (juice from 1/2 a lemon), and 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar. I also added about a teaspoon of sugar, as I like it sweet."
"A simple but delicious vinaigrette. I added some minced garlic (we love garlic) and other than that made as directed. Will be using this quite often since DH loved it. Thank you. Made for Zaar Alphabet Soup Tag game."
"This is it! This is the simple and delicious vinaigrette I've been looking for! So easy to whip up and tastes great as written. Or it can be modified with extra herbs and flavors. Thanks for posting a keeper!"
"I have made something close to this in the past, it's a basic easy dressing that's delicious over mixed greens, I added in a few tablespoons of freshly grated Parmesan cheese and also a clove of minced garlic, thanks for sharing Dreamer!"
"This is a great basic vinaigrette! I used rice wine vinegar, but other than that, followed the recipe. I can see adding some fresh herbs to this for a different twist of flavor. Thanks for posting this- it's a keeper!"
"I can see why this is so popular! It's easy, versatile, fresh, and delicious, and with no preservatives, etc. what could be better? I used the lemon juice option, which was a refreshing change of pace from vinegar. I added some fresh thyme and fresh dill."
"We loved this! I used some good balsamic and will add some fresh lemon juice next time. We drizzled it over sliced tomatoes and avocados. I did not get a full cup, so next time I will double the recipe. Thanks for posting, Dreamer!"
"So simple and yet so tasty! I did add a pinch of sugar as I like it with a touch of sweetness. Thanks!"
"Agree that this is a classing dressnig. I used my expensive aged balsamic which added a touch of sweet to this fabulous dressing. Looking forward to having it atop some greens for lunch today. Made for Veg*n tag #3."
"This is a really good and "classic" salad dressing. I did reduce the amount of olive oil a bit but, other than that, it was exactly the same. Just wonderful! Thanks for sharing."
"I don't use bottled salad dressings, and I've been using this variation on my salads all week!! I, too, cut back the olive oil just a little, by 1/4 or 1/3. However, I have made it using both lemon juice and balsalmic vinegar for the acid, depending on the ingredients of the salad. Delicious!"
"Perfect and easy to put together for an impromptu lunchtime. I used EVOO, a bit of lemon juice and some red wine vinegar. The sel de mer sea salt was a great use here, and just had bits of salt pieces that crunched under your tongue. The Dijon mustard was a wonderful addition as this held all the seasonings and oil stay mixed. I will continue to use this for our salads as this is really the pinnacle of classic dining. Thank you Dreamer! Made for *SSC Pet Parade* July 2008."