My 4 basic jam jar vinaigrettes

My 4 basic jam jar vinaigrettes

Hi everybody!

I have to apologize for being so absent recently. Saying these past few months have been life-changing is an understatement, the birth of a child tends to turn life upside down and put everything on hold.

Although I’m eager to get a semblance of my old life back and get back to blogging, I don’t want nor have the energy, to pressure myself into a strict routine. I know it will take time to adjust to my new schedule and responsibilities, and unfortunately I won’t be able to post regularly just yet. But I’m ready for the challenge and I want to make it work. You’ll just have to bear with me a little longer.

So it’s with a flat white in hand and my precious baby on my lap that I’m giving it a go; I just had to share with you all my favourite vinaigrettes before the summer leaves us for good. Suitable for all kinds of salads, I hope you’ll find them as useful as I do.

Thank you all for your patience and here’s to a balanced lifestyle and many more posts to come.

,The Dijon vinaigrette is my take on the French classic. It goes particularly well with crunchy dark leaves, like romaine lettuce or even kale. It quite punchy, so maybe avoid it on that first date.

Garlicky dijon vinaigrette
A French classic with a kick.
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Ingredients
  1. 6 tbsp Olive oil
  2. 2 tbsp White ine vinegar
  3. 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  4. 1 crushed Garlic clove
  5. Salt & Pepper
Instructions
  1. Put all ingredients in a jar.
  2. Close tightly and shake vigorously.
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I use the Yogurt vinaigrette with my homemade coleslaw or on salads with earthy ingredients like beetroot, mackerel or fennel. It’s a creamy dressing without a load a mayonnaise.

Honey yogurt vinaigrette
A sweet and creamy dressing, ideal for slaw or crunchy salads
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Ingredients
  1. 2 tbsp Yogurt
  2. 1 tsp Honey
  3. 1 tbsp Lemon juice
  4. 2 tbsp Olive oil
  5. Salt & Pepper
Instructions
  1. Put all ingredients in a jar.
  2. Close tightly and shake vigorously.
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This Balsamic vinaigrette is really versatile, you can’t go wrong with it. But I mostly use it on simple green salads or on a Mediterranean inspired dishes , like a quick Nicoise salad.

Balsamic and herbes de provence
A timeless combo with a hint of Mediterranean flavour.
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Ingredients
  1. 6 tbsp Olive oil
  2. 2 tbsp Balsamic vinegar
  3. 1 tsp Herbes de provence
  4. Salt & Pepper
Instructions
  1. Put all ingredients in a jar.
  2. Close tightly and shake vigorously.
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If you are looking for something simple that will let the ingredients shine, the Lemony vinaigrette is the one for you. It literally works with everything. You can never go wrong with lemon and olive oil.

Lemon zing
A fresh and summery dressing that lets the ingredients shine.
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Ingredients
  1. 6 tbsp Olive oil
  2. 1 Lemon, zest and juice
  3. Salt & Pepper
Instructions
  1. Put all ingredients in a jar.
  2. Close tightly and shake vigorously.
Notes
  1. If your lemon is particularly juicy, you might need a few extra tablespoons of oil to balance it out.
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Tips:
Have you ever used jam jars to make vinaigrettes? No? Oh, you have to, it’s just so practical: you shake and store everything in the same container.
I recycle old jam jars, and the ones I used here contained 200g of jam. But the size does really matter as long as there is a fair bit of room that have a good shake. If the jar is too full, the ingredients won’t mix well.

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One Comment

  1. Genius! So glad you posted these.
    With a baby on your lap! You’re one accomplished blog momma.

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