French Dressing
French dressing is a classic for a reason. It's simple to make, versatile, and delicious. This recipe is our take on the classic, with a few tweaks to make it even better.
French dressing has a long and storied history. It is believed to have originated in the 18th century, when French chefs began to experiment with adding vinegar and oil to their salads. The dressing quickly became popular, and it has remained a staple of French cuisine ever since.
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Prep time: 5 | Cook time: 0 | Serves: 4
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  1. Whisk all ingredients together in a small bowl.
  2. Taste and adjust seasonings as desired.
  3. Serve over salad.
Why It Works
  • The combination of olive oil, red wine vinegar, and Dijon mustard gives this dressing a well-rounded flavor that is both tangy and savory.
  • The dried oregano and thyme add a touch of herbal complexity, while the salt and pepper provide a subtle boost of flavor.
  • The minced garlic adds a subtle hint of sharpness that balances out the other flavors in the dressing.