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A simple vinaigrette for a salad

If clothes make the man, the dressing makes the salad.

By Lisa Featherby
  • Serves 4
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If clothes make the man, the dressing makes the salad. And a well-dressed salad can make the meal. The basic rule for vinaigrette is three parts oil to one part vinegar, from there it's simply a matter of taste.
This vinaigrette keeps it simple with onion for sweetness and mustard for body. The result? A versatile dressing good for any occasion.

Ingredients

  • 1 butter lettuce, leaves separated, larger ones torn
  • 1 witlof, leaves separated
  • 6 radishes, thinly sliced
Shallot-mustard dressing
  • 125 ml (½ cup) extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 2 small golden shallots, finely chopped

Method

  • 1
    For shallot-mustard dressing, whisk ingredients in a bowl until well combined. Season to taste.
  • 2
    Arrange lettuce and witlof on a plate with radish and pour over dressing to serve.
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