Perfect Vinaigrette

Most of us need to eat more greens, and it is much easier when you dress your greens with this perfectly simple salad dressing. The best part is that it is pretty easy once you know the basic steps. Ditch the store-bought containers and opt for uncomplicated ingredients and a mason jar.

There are just a few keys to a perfect simple salad: knowing how to properly emulsify the oil and acid, and applying just the right amount to your greens, so you don't have a soggy mess on your plate


3 tablespoons of acid (I like champagne vinegar, or you could use white wine vinegar or lemon juice)

1 tablespoon of water

4 teaspoons Dijon mustard (this is the emulsifier - try Mayonnaise for a creamy dressing or honey for a sweeter dressing)

1/2 cup neutral oil (I like canola)

1/4 cup flavored oil (I like California Olive Ranch EVOO, or try walnut oil)

1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt

1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Optional extras would be like minced garlic, shallot or aromatics like fresh herbs.