House Salad Dressing
Source of Recipe
From "See You On Sunday" by Sam Sifton
"It is good to have a house vinaigrette, a salad dressing that can live in your refrigerator until you need it, or that can be assembled by rote in advance of Sunday dinner by anyone who knows the house well. What follows is mine, though we often change it on the fly by adding herbs, or a little more olive oil, or a different vinegar. Attend to the ratios and seize on the combination of ingredients you like the best. Then use it on well-washed salad greens of whatever combination appeals, always attending to the balance between them, perhaps with some nuts or cheese or dried fruit or shallots or olives or capers strewn about as well. With this vinaigrette you'll be more confident about experimentation, more ready to branch out according to what's available at the market or what's in your refrigerator when it comes time to cook."
List of Ingredients
◦ 1 small clove garlic, peeled, smashed, and minced
◦ 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
◦ ½ small shallot, peeled and minced
◦ 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
◦ ½ cup extra-virgin olive oil
◦ Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
Combine the garlic, vinegar, shallot, and mustard in a small bowl.
Slowly whisk in the oil until the dressing emulsifies.
Add salt and pepper to taste. Whisk again before using to dress a salad lightly.