Amanda Hesser's Favorite Salad Dressing: The Best French Vinaigrette Ever

Man, I love a good vinaigrette. The best ones elevate a simple pile of greens into a salad. So I was pretty jazzed to see Amanda Hesser's recipe for the best French vinaigrette ever at Cup of Jo today. This is vinaigrette French-style, "perfectly peppery, garlic-y, lemon-y." Yes please.

Hesser tells us that she's not one to smooth out the edges of vinegar with honey or sweetness; she likes her salad dressing a little rough, a little edgy. "I like a masochistic salad with bitter greens and an assertive dressing. I like to know I'm eating salad, damn it, and that the dressing is my master."

To get that punch of flavor, Hesser works in anchovy, garlic, Dijon mustard, and and lemon. I can hardly wait to try it.

Get the recipe: The Best French Vinaigrette You'll Ever Have from Amanda Hesser at Cup of Jo

What's your favorite vinaigrette ever? Is it is something punchy like this, or something a little smoother?

Related: My Favorite Balsamic Vinaigrette

(Images: James Ransom/Cup of Jo)

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Faith is the executive editor of The Kitchn and the author of three cookbooks. They include Bakeless Sweets (Spring 2013) as well as The Kitchn's first cookbook, which will be published in Fall 2014. She lives in Columbus, Ohio with her husband Mike.

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