Saturday, 10 March 2007


What can you say about Vinaigrette?

It makes the salad.

And it definitely cuts the mustard.

One last thing. German folklore suggests that brides sew mustard seeds into the hems of their wedding dresses. This will ensure that they are dominant within the family home.

I think that's the best thing we can say about the mustard that makes the vinaigrette.


1 dessertspoon of gluten-free Dijon Mustard (here's one)
2.5tbsps Olive Oil
1 tbsp red wine vinegar
0.5tsp sugar (optional)

  • Put the Dijon Mustard into a bowl. If you plan to toss a salad in this vinaigrette, mix the vinaigrette in the salad bowl.
  • Add the olive oil spoonful by spoonful, mixing well after each addition. It should be nice and thick by the end.
  • Add the vinegar, mix again
  • If you find the vinaigrette too sharp, add the sugar. I like it sharp.
  • Serve with a green salad, a tomato and finely chopped onion salad, or drizzle over finely grated carrot. Or tell me your serving suggestion!
© Pig in the Kitchen 2007

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Single Mother on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown said...

Hello, we suffer in our house in a similar way. I cured my son's eczema and asthama by cutting out all eggs and milk. Although we hadn't anticipated him coming into contact with a turtle: watch out for turtles, he swelled like a balloon. My boyfriend is a staunch vegan and follows a wheat free diet to combat (and it does work) his sinusitis. Early last year I was diagonsed with a chronic illness (fibromyalgia) and was told there was no cure just pain killers. But I cured it with food. So I don't eat: potatoes, mushrooms, citrus, milk, oats, wheat, corn, peppers, aubergines and all nightshades, soya (very evil), processed meats on top of that we we have to follow an all organic diet.
But it's fun, more creative I find and we have some lovely meals. The next one that turns out okay (it can be hit and miss) I'll send you the recipe.

Pig in the Kitchen said...

Wow, I'm humbled by the exclusions to your diet, no wonder you are on the verge of a nervous breakdown! I'm trying to do more recipes without oats as I don't think Coeliacs can eat them either. Would love your recipe, and hope you have found something that can tempt you here...banana muffin?!