Make an Everyday Vinaigrette From Scratch With This Garlic Dijon Mustard Recipe

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Although my fridge is stocked with all sorts of sauces and condiments, the one thing you won’t find is bottled salad dressing. Why? It’s really easy to make a simple and delicious vinaigrette. It takes only a couple of minutes to make and is far healthier than anything processed.

While there are tons of recipes out there, this one – which comes from my girlfriend Sonia – is my everyday vinaigrette. It’s a mixture of olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, and Dijon mustard.

Sometimes I’ll throw in chopped herbs or a few tablespoons of grated Parmesan cheese or a shallot instead of garlic; feel free to make the recipe your own.

– Additional reporting by Haley Lyndes

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Dijon Vinaigrette

From Sonia Meyer


  1. 2 cloves garlic, minced
    1/2 tablespoon Dijon mustard
    1 tablespoon lemon juice, or more to taste
    3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
    Salt, to taste
    Freshly ground black pepper, to taste


  1. Place the garlic, mustard, lemon juice, and oil in a small jar. Season generously with salt and pepper.
  2. Shake the jar vigorously to combine. Adjust seasonings if necessary and use immediately.

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