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French Inspired Salad Dressing

Today’s Menu: French Inspired Salad Dressing

Whenever I am traveling to Paris or even Quebec I have never once been asked “What dressing would you like with your salad”. The salad always arrives with a similar topping usually a translucent vinaigrette of sorts with or without tiny mustard grains. Just like most french food keeping it simple and familiar is the key to their cuisine.
I can honesty say I never keep store-bought dressings in my fridge. Dressings are so easy to make, the trick is to make more at one time and store it in your fridge for the next few months. Here is my variation of this classic french style vinaigrette. Feel free to add fresh herbs to the recipe if you choose; a sprig or two of tarragon or rosemary work best.

4 tbsp. white wine vinegar
2/3 c. olive oil
1 tbsp. lemon juice
2 tsp. honey
2 tbsp. grainy mustard
1/2 clove minced garlic and reserve other half
1 tsp. sea salt
1/2 tsp ground black pepper

Rub the inside of a small wooden bowl with the reserved garlic half then place it in the bottom. Add the remaining ingredients and whisk well for approx. 2 minutes. Pour into a wide mouth mason jar or dressing bottle. Try to let the dressing sit for 24 hours before serving so the flavors can meld. Store in the fridge for up to 2 months.

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