Garlic-Mustard Vinaigrette

Garlic-Mustard Vinaigrette

Recipe |

10 min Preparation Time |

Garlic-Mustard Vinaigrette

Garlic-Mustard Vinaigrette

Recipe |

10 min Preparation Time |

About this recipe

This assertively sharp and tangy dressing turns a humble bowl of greens (or steamed or grilled vegetables, or a sandwich) into a riot of flavor. The quality of the oil and vinegar matter, so use the good stuff for this. You can swap in half a shallot for the garlic if you want to dial back the intensity a notch, or you can use both for even more flavor.

The Benefits

Mustard is an age-old spice and medicine. Sinigrin, a bioactive compound found in mustard and the rest of the Brassicaceae family (broccoli, brussels sprouts), has anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antifungal, antioxidant, anticancer, and wound healing effects. Both red wine and the slightly sweet sherry vinegar are full of phenolic antioxidants known to have blood pressure, blood sugar, and cholesterol-lowering benefits.

Photo by Jeni Afuso