These two vinaigrettes feature Dijon-style mustard and come from The Crimson Spoon by former Washington State University executive chef Jamie Callison and Linda Burner Augustine (’83 Home Econ., Honors). The cookbook was published in 2013 by WSU Press.

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Balsamic Vinaigrette

¼ cup balsamic vinegar

2 teaspoons finely diced shallots

½ teaspoon finely chopped garlic

½ teaspoon Dijon-style mustard

¼ teaspoon finely chopped fresh thyme

½ cup olive oil

Kosher salt, to taste

Freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Using a food processor, immersion blender or a whisk, blend together vinegar, shallots, garlic, mustard, and thyme. Slowly whisk in olive oil until smooth, and season.

Yield: ¾ cup

Note: Choose balsamic vinegar with no more than 6 percent acidity. The less acid in the vinegar, the less oil needed to make a balanced vinaigrette.


Champagne Vinaigrette

1 egg

½ cup Champagne vinegar

2 tablespoons finely diced shallots

4 teaspoons Dijon-style mustard

1 teaspoon kosher salt

1 teaspoon sugar

½ teaspoon lemon juice

Pinch freshly ground black pepper

1½ cups olive oil

1 tablespoon finely chopped cilantro

1 tablespoon finely chopped chives

Using a food processor, immersion blender or a whisk, blend egg, Champagne vinegar, shallots, mustard, salt, sugar, lemon juice, and pepper until smooth. Add olive oil in a slow and steady stream and blend until smooth and creamy. Stir in cilantro and chives.

Yield: 2 cups

Note: The egg adds thickness and richness but can be omitted for a lighter version. Eating undercooked raw eggs can be potentially hazardous to your health. Young children, older adults, and people with weakened immune systems shouldn’t eat raw or undercooked eggs. If available purchase pasteurized eggs or coddle an egg for this dressing.


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