Leafy Green Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette for Two
Why This Recipe Works
We wanted an assertive, bold, balanced vinaigrette recipe that would stand up to hearty greens and complement the concentrated flavors of grilled or roasted vegetables, chicken, or fish. We preferred Dijon mustard in our vinaigrette recipe for its softer heat and smooth texture, balsamic vinegar for its caramelized sweetness, and regular (not extra-virgin) olive oil for its simple, pure flavor. Combining the three in a 4:1 ratio of oil to acid and adding assorted fresh herbs gave us the dressing we desired.