Mustard Herb Vinaigrette

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I figure life is all about balance. Monday = slutty brownies. Wednesday = salads!! Specifically salads with this Herb Mustard Vinaigrette. wooohoo. Balance. It’s the story of my life. Other things that I try to balance, my inordinate amount of lululemon pants with fabulous heels, my obsession with trashy TV and the real news, etc.

This Herb Mustard Vinaigrette is the ultimate salad dressing. My future mother in law whipped up a salad for us with this dressing and I pretty much fell in love. I tweaked a few things here and there and the result is fabulous. It’s a combination of whole grain dijon mustard, red wine vinaigrette, some herbs and freshly grated Parmesan cheese. There’s not one bit of sugar in this but it’s perfectly balanced. I whip up a bottle of this Herb Mustard Vinaigrette at the start of each week and use it constantly. It’s great on any kind of salad. Or a chilled pasta salad. Or on grilled chicken. I’m sure you get the idea! And the bottom line is that you’ve just gotta make this Herb Mustard Vinaigrette.

Okay, here’s how to do it…

Start with an empty jar with a lid. I’m all about easy clean up, so the jar is just perfect. You add all the ingredients, shake it up, and then store it in the fridge. No clean up at all!

Add some freshly chopped garlic

A few chopped shallots

A dollop or two of whole grain Dijon mustard (I mean it is a Herb Mustard Vinaigrette after all!)

Some dried oregano

Followed by some dried parsley

Throw in some freshly cracked black pepper

And a sprinkle of flaky salt

Next, pour in some red wine vinegar

And a healthy pour of olive oil

Top it off with some freshly grated Parmesan cheese

Tightly put the top back on. This is key. Otherwise you’ll have a giant mess.

Shake, Shake, Shake!

And then use this Herb Mustard Vinaigrette for all of your salads!

This dressing keeps well in the fridge for about a week! Just let it come to room temperature about 30 minutes before using it!

It’s particularly wonderful on spinach salads with chicken. Or steak. Ok it’s just awesome. You have to give it a try!

Check out the recipe on Tasty Kitchen!


  1. I am a total mustard fanatic, so this sounds awesome. And I’m pretty sure I have every single ingredient already. So I think I know what will be on our salad tonight 🙂

  2. I love the idea of making this in a large batch and using it all week long.
    Trapped at home today with the snow, so it is a great day to try some of your recipes that I have book marked!

  3. Thank you for rescuing my blood sugar levels!! Today is shopping day and I’m feeling some salad vibes right now.

  4. Love this shakeable homemade dressing and the healthy diversion from those awesome slutty brownies!
    Your moms pottery is in my post today! YAY!!

  5. i am SUCH a fan of vinaigrettes!! I love the sweet/tart/salty combination. People probably get grossed out when they watch me drench my salads in the stuff. 🙂 This one with the shallots and parm sounds AMAZING. Making it would be a great way to encourage me to eat more veggies, hhehe

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