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Basic Vinaigrette


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  • 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • Kosher salt
  • Pepper
  • 3/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil


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Step 1

In a pint-size jar, combine the vinegar, garlic, mustard, 3/4 teaspoon of salt and 1/2 teaspoon of pepper. Cover and shake to dissolve the salt. Add the olive oil and shake to blend. Taste for seasoning.

Make Ahead

The vinaigrette can be refrigerated in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.

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