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Sauces and Condiments

Chive vinaigrette

A tall bottle of olive oil, a cruet of vinegar, a dish of sea salt, a pepper grinder. This casual kitchen still life is the simple formula for a vinaigrette, a sauce so humble that it often doesn't seem like ... Read more

Total time: 8 minutes | Makes 1 cup
  • 1/3 cup white balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon minced shallots
  • 2 tablespoons finely cut chives
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper
  • 2/3 cup best-quality olive oil

Step 1In a medium bowl, whisk together the vinegar, shallots, chives, salt and pepper. When the salt has dissolved, whisk in the olive oil.

Note: Use a pair of kitchen shears to snip the chives. This vinaigrette can be made a few hours ahead of time; the additional time will allow the flavors to blend, the shallots to mellow, and the color to deepen slightly.
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