Tag Archive: Vinaigrette

Cherry tomato vinaigrette

August 29, 2016

I would venture to say that this vinaigrette is so good that it doesn’t require a salad. Give me this dish with a crusty baguette and leave me alone and I would finish it right off the skillet, still warm and you will hardly need to rinse the skillet. As all good food tends to be, it is super simple and depends on the quality of ingredients. I was watching a food show on Netflix... View Article

New potatoes and spring peas salad with classic vinaigrette and fresh dill

June 13, 2016

This is the salad I made to go with the vegan burgers the other day so I am sharing it with you in case you were curious. The new potatoes are beautiful now and beg to be used as often as possible. Soft and buttery they hardly need anything but a shower of fresh herbs but today I dressed them in a vinaigrette. You don’t have to peel them when the peel is fine and... View Article

Paris – Leeks in Vinaigrette

January 22, 2014

What can be more French than leeks in vinaigrette? We went on a wine bar tour with Paris by Mouth and tasted wines along with a few hors d’oeuvres in a couple of wine bars. The first stop was at Septime La Cave in the 11th arrendissement. It’s a small wine shop/bar opened by chef Bertrand Grebaut across the street from his restaurant Septime. You can stop by the wine bar and have a glass... View Article

Broccoli Salad

August 8, 2013

Broccoli salads were not part of my cooking repertoire until recently. I don’t know why I never made them before. Maybe it is because of  the mushy broccoli salads on buffet tables, I have seen too many of those. Once I started making them though I cannot seem to stop. Broccoli can make a beautiful crunchy salad that is full of flavour and family and friends seem to enjoy it. There are never any leftovers.... View Article

Potato-Vegetable Salad with Pea Shoots and Champagne Vinaigrette

July 11, 2013

Here is the recipe for the potato vegetable salad that I prepared for the Diner en Blanc the other day. As far as I am concerned it’s a full meal deal but also makes a nice substantial salad to serve alongside other foods. Make it with small new potatoes cut in half or quartered and add corn, green peas, green beans, radishes, green onion, shredded radicchio and whatever else strike your fancy. I like adding... View Article

Heirloom Tomatoes with Tomato Vinaigrette

August 27, 2012

I love the irregular shape of heirloom tomatoes. They look so nice sliced on the plate or stacked with different varieties. With a good piece of grilled bread it makes a nice light lunch or a substantial first course. Here it is paired with an orange tomato (orange colour tomato) dressing. Salad dressing is easy to make but If you are not inclined to make your own  you could try a a bottled dressing from... View Article

Herb Salad with Champagne Vinaigrette

May 25, 2012

Ingredients: Red leaf lettuce Romaine lettuce, inner leaves only Pea shoots Watercress Sorrel Mint Flat leaf parsley Cilantro Fresh dill Basil Chives Radishes Shaved parmesan Directions: Gather a handful of each of the ingredients and toss gently in a bowl. Drizzle lightly with a good vinaigrette (see champagne vinaigrette below) and toss to coat the leaves but not drench them in the dressing. Sprinkle with a special salt (Fleur de Sel, Maldon salt, Sicilian Sea... View Article

Agave Vinaigrette

April 12, 2012

Agave and crème fraiche combine to make a sweet and tangy dressing that goes particularly well with bitter greens such as arugula, endive and radicchio. I find that this dressing works best when blended with the help of an immersion blender Ingredients: 1/4 cup crème fraiche 1/4 cup agave syrup 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar 1/2 cup canola oil Directions: Combine all ingredients in a cup and blend with an immersion blender. The dressing will... View Article

Hazelnut Vinaigrette

April 12, 2012

Salads, especially those that include nuts and cheese, are particularly good when you add some nut oil to the dressing. Here is a dressing using hazelnut oil and some ground hazelnuts as well that give the dressing body and texture. Instead of using all hazelnut oil I divide the amount and use half vegetable oil and half hazelnut oil, for a slightly milder version of the dressing. You can however use all nut oil. Ingredients:... View Article

Mustard Vinaigrette

April 12, 2012

Classic vinaigrette made with Dijon mustard, garlic, vinegar and olive oil. Use the best ingredients you can find. Extra virgin olive oil from a reliable producer and good quality vinegar. What you put in is what you get out in flavour. Ingredients: 1 garlic clove, mashed or finely grated 2 teaspoon Dijon mustard 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper 2 tablespoons wine vinegar, red or white 1/2 cup olive oil, best quality extra virgin Directions: ... View Article

Creamy Mustard Vinaigrette

April 12, 2012

Here is a simple but good vinaigrette recipe made creamy with the addition of an egg yolk. If you’d prefer it without the egg just leave it out of the recipe. A tablespoon of cream can replace it if you feel better about cream than an egg. 1 egg yolk 2 teaspoons coarse grain mustard 1 clove garlic, grated 1/2 teaspoon Salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper 2 teaspoon white wine vinegar 1/2 cup olive oil To... View Article

Chopped Leaves Salad with Creamy Mustard Vinaigrette

April 12, 2012

I call this chopped leaves salad because I cut the greens with a knife into bite size pieces rather than break them by hand. It’s a good salad to make when you want to use the crisp green outer leaves of the romaine lettuce or larger leaves of red leaf or other salad greens you have in your fridge. I usually try to use the tender inner leaves for most salads but in this case... View Article