This Basic Vinaigrette Dressing is very versatile. I made it to go with the Boston Tower Salad as a start, but quite unconventionally, also used it with grated Parmesan with a chicken Caesar Salad.

Basic Vinaigrette

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Course: Sides
Cuisine: French
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Degree of Difficulty : Easy
Servings: 4 people


  • 1 large tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 shallot finely-chopped
  • 2 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • kosher salt and ground black pepper


  • Gather all ingredients before starting recipe.
  • Peel and chop shallots and combine with mustard, vinegar, salt and black pepper and stir to combine; se aside until ready to assemble the salad.

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