My parents used to faff and fuss endlessly over vinaigrette. Please don’t. This is the procedure used by Him What Knows.
First, taste the salad you’re going to dress. Is it sweet lambs’ lettuce and nice things? Or is it decidedly frisky and full of rocket and lollo rosso? Or that particularly awkward springy lettuce, whose only function is to flick dressing onto your clothes?
For each person, mix
- half a teaspoon of honey
- half a teaspoon wholegrain mustard
- a teaspoon red wine vinegar (balsamic is a bit over the top here, but good luck if you want to)
- three teaspoons of olive oil – now is the time to use the posh stuff.
Stir with a spoon, and hoik over the salad.
Obviously if your salad is sweet, then less honey, and maybe more vinegar. If your salad is a tad on the bitter side, more honey. And so on.