Smokey Dijon Vinaigrette 

This simple vinaigrette is a staple in my house.  Light and fresh with a touch of smokiness, you are sure to love it on all types of salads, not just lettuce.  I even add it to my roasted pork dishes as well.

Whisk together:

  • 1 Cup olive oil (the good stuff)
  • 2-3 Tbs Champagne vinegar (or white wine vinegar)
  • 1 Finely diced shallot
  • 2 Tbs Dijon mustard
  • 1 Tbs Fresh squeezed lemon
  • 1 Light tap of smoked paprika – you only need a few sprinkles, nothing heavy
  • 3-4 Twists of fresh cracked black pepper

Notes & Tips: 

  • Vinaigrettes last about 2 weeks in the fridge.  I prefer to store mine in glass (mason jar) to keep fresh.
  • You can easily add 2 Tbsp of cream to this for a delightful variation.  I will often add cream if I add to a sauce for meats.
  • Try the recipe first without the paprika.  You may prefer without the smokiness.
  • Dressings separate and settle.  Remove from fridge 10-20 minutes prior to use and stir before adding to your dish.

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