This French vinaigrette dressing is traditionally whisked together in the bottom of a large salad bowl. After it’s made, lettuce and any other ingredients are added to the bowl and gently tossed to completely coat the greens, while leaving any excess dressing at the bottom of the bowl.
Gather the ingredients.
Whisk together oil, vinegar, shallot if using, and mustard in the bottom of a large salad bowl.
Add salt and pepper to taste.
Add whatever salad you’re making and toss to combine.