French Vinaigrette

"I got this recipe from a random internet search when I was looking for a salad dressing to serve during my French-themed dinner night. This totally reminds me of something I've eaten in a's so good, and ended up being my favorite part of the entire meal! Best served over a bed of mixed organic baby greens. There aren't a lot of ingredients, so substitutions are not recommended."
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  • In a small bowl, mix together the salt, vinegar, and shallot. Let stand for about 10 minutes.
  • Whisk in the Dijon mustard and olive oil.
  • Taste. If too sharp, add more olive oil and salt.

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  1. This is a nice, flavorful dressing. I made this up earlier in the day and the shallots marinated nicely in the red wine vinegar. I did add a bit of sugar to smooth it out a little. Thanks for posting. Made for PAC 2010.
  2. This is so easy to put together, and has a great taste. I love the shallots in this. I didn't add any extra olive oil or salt...I thought it was just right as is. Thanks for sharing!


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