French vinaigrette


  • Prep Time5 mins
  • Total Time5 mins
  • Makes1 cup (250 mL)
French vinaigrette

Andreas Trauttmansdorff


  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard

  • 4 tsp white wine vinegar

  • 1/2 tsp dried tarragon leaves

  • 1/2 tsp salt

  • 1 cup olive oil


  • In a medium-size bowl, whisk Dijon with vinegar, tarragon and salt. Slowly whisk in oil until evenly mixed.

  • Store, covered, or pour into a jar and seal. Dressing will keep well, refrigerated, up to 1 week. Whisk or shake dressing before using. Great drizzled over mixed greens, potato or pasta salad. Or spoon a little over hot grilled chicken or fish.

Nutrition (per serving)

Calories 240, Protein 0.1g, Carbohydrates 0.3g, Fat 27g, Sodium 169mg.

Want your summer salads to make the best-dressed list? Keep a big jar of this flavourful homemade dressing in your refrigerator. Our French Vinaigrette is classically tangy with a hint of tarragon.

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