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?
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