Make your salads sing with this super easy French dressing. It’ll add that certain je ne sais quoi to any old bowl full of greenery.
Super Easy French Dressing
French dressing could really cover everything from fashion to interiors. France has style in abundance, we all know that. We see those ultra slim sharply dressed ladies in their impossibly high heels with the perfect pooch at their side and the latest ‘must have’ on their arm. The shop windows so artfully created, achingly chic and tempting our taste buds, wallet and hearts. The interiors with attention to detail in every square inch, books placed ‘just so’, perfect patterns, light creatively placed. Old monuments, wedding cake plaster work, details, abundance, so much artistry in what is around in every day.
France is stylish but has an innate simplicity too. Perfection can be simple.
Many people think of French food as seriously stylish, too complex and fancy for everyday life. I beg to differ. Real French food, is simplicity personified, it is seasonal and satisfying, very much in the moment.
I like the French attitude to food. The mindfulness of the small courses and lack of haste. The way eating is always treated as an event and not something akin to filling your petrol tank at the garage.
Super Easy French Dressing
The sensuality of a crisp green salad sprinkled with homemade vinaigrette, the crunch of a fresh baguette and the soft creaminess of an aromatic cheese and maybe just one square of of the richest darkest chocolate make for fine dining on a homely yet satisfying scale. Quality over quantity, flavour over feasting.
Our attitude to eating is a reflection of our feelings of self worth or lack thereof.
If you take real pleasure in the preparation and presentation of even the simplest of food you are sending yourself a message that you yourself are worth this effort. You are not an after-thought in your hectic life, you are the star of your own show, and that is how it should be.
Keep it simple, keep it seasonal and enjoy the moment.
Here is a super easy French Dressing, totally classic, nothing fancy, just right.
PS this is a great pantry staple, take a look at my 50 Easy Homemade Pantry Staples where you’ll find so many brilliant ideas for stocking your larder with tasty goodies you’ve made yourself.
French Dressing And Simple Green Salad
- 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
- 1 teaspoon white wine vinegar
- 1 teaspoon runny honey
- 2 teaspoons olive oil
- Salt & pepper to taste
- A mixture of salad leaves I always have rockett for a bit of pepper power and I love baby spinach leaves, then anything goes once I have those two in place!
- Mix all the dressing ingredients together in a jam jar and shake well.
- Drizzle over the salad just before serving.
- This makes enough for 1 good sized salad for 1 person.
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