A classic French vinaigrette with red wine vinegar, Dijon mustard, shallot, lemon juice, and olive oil is one of the most versatile sauces in the kitchen. Use it to dress a simple green salad or an elaborate composed one, employ it as a quick marinade for raw meats or a casual accompaniment for grilled ones.

  • Yield: About 1/2 cup
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Total: 10 mins 
  • Active: 10 mins 

Ingredients (7)

  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons minced shallot
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper


  1. Shake all the ingredients vigorously in a screw-top jar; taste and adjust the seasoning with salt and pepper.
  2. Or, in a small bowl, whisk together the vinegar, lemon juice, mustard, and shallot. Gradually whisk in oil until emulsified; season with salt and pepper.