Delights of Dijon — Three Delicious Mustard Vinaigrettes for Every Salad

PARTNER POST — Discover the unique flavors of the Dijon region with Maille.
Mustard brings creaminess and striking flavors to simple vinaigrettes to create unique flavors like blackcurrant or roasted garlic and parmesan.
By Amanda Powell

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I’ve been committed to eating lighter foods now that the weather is warming up. Although I love autumn and the comfort foods that are associated with that season, I am not a fan of that heavy, weighed down feeling afterward.

For years, I’ve been in a bit of a salad rut. I use the same basic types of lettuce, the same mix-ins, and the same bland vinaigrettes. This always leaves me feeling bored and completely unsatisfied. I’ve started changing up my vinaigrette by creating a few that are much more flavorful and with much more personality.

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Vinaigrettes with Dijon mustard have always been a favorite of mine. I love the creaminess the mustard brings, and also the spiciness that wakes up your tastebuds. I recently sampled a few different mustards from Maille, and was instantly smitten with the striking flavors. In the past, I only knew of a few Dijon mustard flavors, but Maille brought a whole new world of flavor to me with flavors such as white wine; blackcurrant liquor; parmesan and basil; lemon and harissa; and walnut. I was most surprised by how much flavor is in each flavor of mustard. It wasn’t just a hint of flavor, Maille fully committed to embracing each to create something truly pleasing.

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For the vinaigrettes, I used a very simple formula, and you will notice what that is when looking at each recipe. I did this so that you can use it as inspiration to create any flavor of dijon mustard vinaigrette recipe (Maille has 20 mustard flavors available, so the flavor combinations you can create are nearly endless!) You can make these vinaigrettes by hand by simply whisking the ingredients together or shaking them in a covered mason jar, but I prefer to make them in the blender because it creates a thicker, creamier vinaigrette, plus they do not separate as much. The roasted garlic parmesan basil vinaigrette does separate a bit simply because it has heavier ingredients, but the other two stay uniform. Additionally, this is the only vinaigrette I highly recommend you use a blender to make. You can keep these vinaigrettes at room temperature, but I feel they taste better when chilled.

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ROASTED GARLIC PARMESAN BASIL VINAIGRETTE
 
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Recipe Type: Dressing
Serves: ¾ cups
Ingredients
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 ½ tablespoons grated parmesan
  • 1 teaspoon fresh basil or ½ teaspoon ground basil
  • 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 ½ tablespoons Maille's parmesan basil Dijon mustard
  • ½ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Mince the garlic and pan roast the garlic until fragrant. Set aside to cool.
  2. Place all the ingredients in a blender and blend on low for about one minute. Increase the speed to medium for about another 30 seconds.
  3. Store in an airtight container

 

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BLACKCURRANT AND POMEGRANATE VINAIGRETTE
 
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Recipe Type: Dressing
Serves: ¾ cup
Ingredients
  • 2 heaping tablespoons pomegranate juice
  • ½ teaspoon agave
  • 1 ½ tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 ½ tablespoons Maille's blackcurrant liquor dijon mustard
  • ½ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Place all the ingredients together in a blender and blend on low for about a minute. Bring up the speed to medium and blend for another 30 seconds.
  2. Store in an air tight container

 

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RASPBERRY WALNUT VINAIGRETTE
 
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Recipe Type: Dressing
Serves: ¾ cup
Ingredients
  • ⅓ cup crushed frozen raspberries (about ½ cup fresh)
  • 1 teaspoon agave
  • 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 ½ tablespoons walnut Dijon mustard
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Place all the ingredients together in a blender and mix on low for about a minute, and then an additional 30 seconds on medium. You may strain the vinaigrette to remove any seeds.
  2. Store in an air tight container

 

Amanda Powell

Amanda is a self-taught baker and photographer. Her passion for food began when she started college in London and was able to experience authentic food from across Europe. She loves being in the kitchen with her daughter and developing her skills in the kitchen.

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