Switch over from your Xanthan-gum or Caregeenan-laden bottled salad dressing, and make it fresh and clean with organic ingredients instead. I stopped doing store-bought salad dressings because it just can’t compare with this basic French vinaigrette that I use for pretty much any salads. It works both for warm and cold salads, and is my go-to any day of the week.



  • 3 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsbp of red wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp of finely minced shallot
  • 1-2 cloves of garlic, finely minced
  • 1 tsp of Dijon mustard
  • 3/4 tbsp of raw honey
  • Salt to taste
  • Black Pepper to taste
  • 1 tsp of fresh herbs (Basil, Parsley, or Dill) Optional




  1. Finely mince your shallots and garlic.
  2. Put your shallots and garlic into a small dome-shaped bowl, with the olive oil, red wine vinegar, dijon mustard, honey, salt, pepper, and herbs, and whisk with a fork until emulsified (About 30 seconds).

Enjoy it drizzled on everything salad.

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