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Wholegrain Mustard Dressing

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This is one of the best (and easiest) salad dressings! It's a wholegrain mustard dressing that pairs incredibly well with green salads, roasted veggies, and fish.

It's ready in just a few minutes and it's got so much flavor. You can make it in advance and store it in the refrigerator for up to a week or whip up a batch and immediately use it on a salad.

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Why You'll Love This Easy Dressing

This recipe is a standout for two reasons - the grainy mustard and the red wine vinegar. Anytime you make a dressing, you want a balance of rich flavor offset but some tanginess.

The mustard is slightly bitter and spicy (in a good way!) while the vinegar is vibrant and robust. Paired with a really good extra virgin olive oil, and you've got a winning combination!

Bowls of olive oil, red wine vinegar, wholegrain mustard, salt, pepper, and sugar on a marble background.

Ingredients You'll Need

  • Olive Oil - this is when you bring out the good stuff. When you're using it in a fresh salad you want to use the best olive oil you have!
  • Red Wine Vinegar - punchier and more vibrant that balsamic, this vinegar is an essential.
  • Wholegrain Mustard - the grainier texture let's the mustard shine. It's got a spicier bite to it.
  • Sea Salt - feel free to use ground sea salt or flaky - it's going to dissolve in the dressing, so use whatever you have.
  • Black Pepper - if possible, use freshly ground black peppercorns.
An unmixed bowl of salad dressing.

Salads You Can Use this Dressing On

This dressing recipe is one of our all-time favorites. We've used it on several of our salad recipes!

Tips for Making this Recipe

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Specialty Ingredients - I highly recommend using Maille, Old Style mustard for this recipe.

Storing Tips - Store this dressing in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

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Yield: About 1/2 cup

Wholegrain Mustard Dressing

An overhead shot of a wholegrain mustard dressing in a small glass bowl with a gold spoon.

This delicious mustard vinaigrette is a bright and bold salad dressing.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon wholegrain mustard
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar

Instructions

  1. Whisk together the olive oil, red wine vinegar, wholegrain mustard, salt, pepper, and sugar in a mixing bowl.
  2. Use immediately or store for up to 5 days in the refrigerator.

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