In my opinion, there is nothing better than a simple green salad dressed in perfect vinaigrette. It never ceases to amaze me how something so effortless can be so delicious.
I like to use a mason jar to make this recipe, but you can also use a bowl and whisk. Your choice, but the mason jar is less clean up!
Simple French Vinaigrette
1/2 cup oil (canola, vegetable, grapeseed or sunflower oil)*
3 T red wine vinegar or raspberry vinegar
3/4 tsp kosher salt
black pepper, freshly ground to taste
1 tsp dijon mustard
1 T honey
1 tsp minced shallot
Add all ingredients into a jar. Firmly screw on the top and shake vigorously. Use as a dressing on your favorite salad. Voila! It's as simple as that.
*You can use olive oil here as well, but it will change the flavor some as it is not as neutral as the other oils listed.