Herbed Vinaigrette Recipe

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Herbed Vinaigrette Recipe

This herbed vinaigrette recipe is another easy variation on the basic vinaigrette formula. It can be prepared with any one of a number of dried herbs including thyme, marjoram, basil, chives or tarragon. Or, try using ½ tsp of Herbes de Provence.

What You'll Need

  • ¾ cup Salad oil (see note)
  • ¼ cup White wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoon Chopped parsley
  • ½ teaspoon Dried herbs (either thyme, marjoram, basil, chives or tarragon)
  • Kosher salt and ground white pepper (or freshly ground black pepper), to taste

How to Make It

  1. Combine the mustard and vinegar in a glass or stainless steel bowl and whisk them together briefly.​
  2. Place the mustard-vinegar mixture along with the oil, herbs, and seasonings in a blender and mix for about 10 seconds or until fully combined.​
  3. Transfer to a glass bowl and let stand for 30 minutes to let the flavors meld. Give the dressing a good whisk immediately before serving.

Note: Any oil labeled "vegetable oil" or "salad oil" is fine for this basic recipe.

You can also use any light, neutral-flavored oil like safflower, canola or soybean oil.