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French garlic vinaigrette

A French vinaigrette is a simple yet elegant salad dressing. This recipe is very easy.


1 clv garlic (finely chopped)
1 t salt
3 T vinegar (red wine vinegar)
1 pn pepper (freshly ground)


  1. Place chopped garlic in the mortar and mash it lightly then add the salt and pepper. Mix.
  2. Stir in vinegar until salt has dissolved.
  3. Add olive oil and whisk until well blended.
Total time
10 minutes
Cooking time
Preparation time
1 batch


Alternatively, crush the garlic the back of a spoon in a small bowl and place the crushed garlic, salt, pepper and vinegar in a small jar with a tight-fitting lid and shake until salt is dissolved. Then add oil, screw lid and shake again until well blended.

The original recipe will yield enough dressing for 4-6 portions.

A basic vinaigrette lends itself to multiple variations.

very easy
condiment, salad dressing
French food recipes