• Andrew Zimmern Cooks: How to Make Homemade Vinaigrette


French Dijon Mustard Vinaigrette

By Andrew Zimmern

Famed French chef Pierre Gagnaire taught me how to make his grandmother’s classic mustard vinaigrette while I was filming an episode of Bizarre Foods in his Paris restaurant. Make a big batch of the dressing base without cream and store it in the fridge to prolong its shelf life, adding cream as you need it. It’s great on a frisee salad or pour it over chicken as it comes off the grill—it’ll change your cooking life.

Watch Andrew make this recipe:

Andrew Zimmern Cooks: How to Make Homemade Vinaigrette


  • 1/4 cup peanut oil
  • 1/4 cup hazelnut oil
  • 4 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 6 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 3 tablespoons chopped chives
  • Salt and pepper, as needed


Whisk together all of the ingredients, making sure everything is well blended. Adjust for seasoning and serve.

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