vinaigrette

Vinaigrettes Need Way Less Oil Than You Think

Vinaigrettes Need Way Less Oil Than You Think

At some point in the history of salads, everyone agreed that the correct dressing ratio is one part vinegar to three parts oil. They’re all wrong. If you’re perpetually disappointed by vinaigrette recipes, do what I do: use half as much oil as the recipe calls for and go from…

Make Salad Dressing With An Almost-Empty Mayo Jar

Make Salad Dressing With An Almost-Empty Mayo Jar

When it comes to making dressings at home, vinaigrettes are usually the most accessible option. All they require is a bit of not-super-precise measuring, common kitchen ingredients, and some shaking (preferably done in a jar). But by replacing or supplementing your salad oil with a bit of mayonnaise, you can…

How To Choose The Right Mustard For Your Vinaigrette

How To Choose The Right Mustard For Your Vinaigrette

Any good vinaigrette contains oil and water-based ingredients which, if we remember our basic chemistry, are not particularly fond of each other. To help these diametrically opposed partners get along and work as one, you need an emulsifier.