Basic Vinaigrette

Recipe 15 minPreparation Time 0 minCooking Time

Basic Vinaigrette

15 minPreparation Time 0 min Cooking Time

About this Recipe

Once you get this one under your belt, you don’t have to worry about what it goes with. Just make it whenever the urge strikes and make any adjustments you like based on what you’re using it on. To start, try it on tender butter lettuce to see how it lets the subtle character of the tender leaves shine through.

The Benefits

Garlic has immunity-boosting properties, with studies showing the allium can help reduce the frequency of colds and diminish their severity. Research has also determined garlic can lower blood pressure among those with high blood pressure.

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Serves 2 to 4
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 Tbsp (15 ml) white wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) lemon juice
  • 3/4 cup (180 ml) neutral oil such as grapeseed
  • 2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • Salt to taste
  • 4 cups butter lettuce, gently torn


  1. Step 1
    Put the garlic, vinegar, lemon juice, oil, and mustard in a blender and blend until emulsified. Taste, and add salt as needed. In a large bowl, spoon the vinaigrette over the butter lettuce leaves, tossing them gently to coat, and serve.