So often people assume that Julia Child’s recipes are fancy and complicated, but I have found that many of them are just basic recipes for homemade food.
This vinaigrette type salad dressing of Julia Child’s is an example of that. It is a simple homemade salad dressing. It contains just a few ingredients that most have us have in our pantry or cupboard.
If you have never made your own salad dressing you should give this recipe a try. This is a basic recipe and a great place to start with homemade salad dressings.
Homemade salad dressings are so easy to make. Not only that they are so much healthier than store bought ones. Once you make your own dressings at home, you may never go back to the store bought versions.
Julia Child’s Vinaigrette
- 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon dry mustard
- 8 tablespoons olive oil
- pinch of ground black pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon of dried basil or other herb
Beat ingredients together well. I like to just put this in a jar with a tight lid and shake well. This way I can mix and serve in the same container.
One tip on homemade salad dressing is that they do become fairly solid in the refrigerator. This is fine and they will mix back together after a short time at room temperature.
This post linked to Frugal Fridays and I’m Lovin’ It.