vinegar and mustard together and slowly beat in the oil, a little at a
time. Season to taste. Alternatively. omit the mustard and beat the oil
slowly into the vinegar, a spoonful at a time. Season with salt and
pepper to taste.
To dress a
green salad, rub a cut clove of garlic around a salad bowl, then tear
into it some well-washed and drained lettuce leaves. Pour the
vinaigrette dressing over and turn it all very carefully to make sure
the dressing is well distributed.
also be mixed with either of the following dressings: mashed hard-boiled
egg yolk, orange juice and basil; or 3 tbsp cream mixed with 1 tbsp
lemon juice, garnished with a little thinly pared, finely chopped lemon
be mixed with croutons of fried bread rubbed with garlic, or hard-boiled
egg and capers, or very finely chopped spring onions. Each of these
salads requires a vinaigrette dressing.
salad with diced cheese, such as Gruyere or Cheddar, can have a lemon
and oil dressing or a vinaigrette dressing. Watercress can be
mixed with lettuce and dressed with 3 tbsp cream to 1 tbsp wine vinegar
and sprinkled with paprika.
can be mixed with cooked beetroot, tarragon and mayonnaise. Or serve it
with a dressing made of grapefruit juice and olive oil mixed with
segments of orange cut into thirds.