French Dressing (klassische French Vinaigrette)

Classic French Dressing

In Europe, French dressing is rather different than the American recipe. It's made with vinegar, oil, Dijon mustard and garlic, and often some fresh herbs.

Course Dressing, Salad
Category Mediterranean
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 4
Autor elle


  • 4 large handfuls of your favorite lettuce leaves or baby greens

For the salad dressing:

  • 6 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons good-quality red wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon of Dijon mustard
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced
  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper


  1. Combine ingredients in a small ceramic bowl. Whisk until well combined. Alternatively, use a small jar, put the lid on it and shake well.
  2. Toss gently with greens until coated.