Recipe: Mustard and Herb Vinaigrette

Mustard and Herb Vinaigrette, Courtesy:
Mustard and Herb Vinaigrette, Courtesy:, Photo by Bryan Gardner

A vinaigrette is traditionally made by mixing oil with an acid, such as vinegar or lemon juice. With this recipe, we also add mixed herbs for an earthy taste.


1 tsp. Dijon mustard
1/2 tsp. minced garlic
2 Tbsp. white-wine vinegar
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1/4 cup chopped mixed herbs (ie:  tarragon, chives, and cilantro)
Salt and pepper





  1. Combine mustard, garlic, and vinegar.
  2. Slowly whisk in olive oil.
  3. Mix in herbs.
  4. Season with salt and pepper.

Food Mingle Blog Alternatives and Substitutions:

  • I don’t care for Dijon mustard, so I substituted brown mustard instead – it gave the vinaigrette a darker color and more earthy, spicy taste.  Hey, I would even use yellow mustard instead of Dijon, that’s how much I don’t like Dijon! Brown mustard has a higher concentration of the mustard seed, making it more spicy.  I know that you mustard purists out there won’t like that substitution – don’t email me 🙂

Source:, Martha Stewart Living, April 2016



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