A French vinaigrette is a simple yet elegant salad dressing. This recipe is very easy.
- Place chopped garlic in the mortar and mash it lightly then add the salt and pepper. Mix.
- Stir in vinegar until salt has dissolved.
- Add olive oil and whisk until well blended.
Alternatively, crush the garlic the back of a spoon in a small bowl and place the crushed garlic, salt, pepper and vinegar in a small jar with a tight-fitting lid and shake until salt is dissolved. Then add oil, screw lid and shake again until well blended.
The original recipe will yield enough dressing for 4-6 portions.
A basic vinaigrette lends itself to multiple variations.