Herb Vinaigrette Dressing

A herbed vinaigrette.


  • 1 level teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1 small clove garlic
  • 1 level teaspoon sugar
  • 20-30 grinds of the pepper mill
  • 1 tblsp vinegar or lemon juice
  • 4 tblsp olive oil
  • a small onion (finely chopped)
  • 1 tblsp mixed herbs (finely chopped, e.g. parsley, chervil, chives, tarragon, marjoram, mint, thyme, fennel, salad burnet)


  1. Crush the garlic with the salt and dissolve in the vinegar, together with the sugar and pepper.
  2. Stir in the oil to make an emulsion, then add the chopped onion and the mixed herbs, choosing three or four from list above.
  3. Some herbs, such as tarragon, mint and thyme, have stronger flavours than the others so taste as you go.


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