One of the first things I learned to make when I was learning how to cook or should I say being taught how to cook was a simple vinaigrette.
) The other ingredients I typically add are garlic, dried parsley, and dried thyme.
Some recipes call for chopping the garlic, some mincing it, some pulverizing it with a mortar and pestle.
Of course I wanted him to dress it and toss it too. I figured he must have dressed thousands of these salads so he must know what he’s doing.
Besides, at that age I had no idea the proper ratio was 3 to 1.
What follows are some tips on making a basic vinaigrette that can be your starting point for a plethora of vinaigrettes that can be prepared by altering the ingredients.