French Poodle Vinaigrette Recipe

Are you tired of the same old salad dressings that lack excitement and flavor?

The French Poodle Vinaigrette recipe is ready to tickle your taste buds with its exquisite combination of flavors and textures if you’re trying to up your salad game.

This distinctive vinaigrette is influenced by the elegance of French cuisine and has a fun touch that will make your palette dance.

The beautiful French Poodle Vinaigrette recipe, which transforms your everyday salads into gourmet pleasures that are sure to impress, is explored in detail in this article.

French Poodle Vinaigrette Recipe

Recipe Details:

  • Preparation Time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 5 minutes (for sautéing)
  • Course: Salad Dressing
  • Cuisine: French-inspired
  • Yield: Approximately 1 cup of vinaigrette
  • Calories: Approximately 120 calories per 2-tablespoon serving


  • 1/2 cup high-quality extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup aged balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2-3 fresh garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 small shallot, finely minced
  • Salt and pepper to taste



Gather all the ingredients on your countertop for easy access.

Creating The Vinaigrette Base:

In a mixing bowl, combine the extra virgin olive oil, aged balsamic vinegar, and Dijon mustard. Whisk until well combined.

Infusion: Adding Depth To The Flavors:

In a pan, sauté the minced garlic cloves and finely minced shallot over medium heat until they release their aroma and turn slightly golden. Remove from heat and allow to cool.

French Poodle Vinaigrette Recipe
French Poodle Vinaigrette Recipe

Adding Sweetness And Binding Flavors:

Once cooled, add the sautéed garlic and shallots to the vinaigrette base.

Drizzle in the honey and whisk vigorously to emulsify the ingredients. This will create a smooth and harmonious blend of flavors.


Season the vinaigrette with salt and pepper according to your taste preference. Remember that the flavors will meld as the vinaigrette rests.


  • Transfer the French Poodle Vinaigrette to an airtight container and store it in the refrigerator.
  • Before using, let the vinaigrette come to room temperature. Give it a good shake to recombine the flavors.

Serving Suggestions

  • Drizzle the vinaigrette over your favorite salads, grilled vegetables, or roasted meats.
  • Experiment with different salad combinations and ingredients to create a culinary masterpiece.

Nutrition Note

  • The nutritional values mentioned are approximate and can vary based on serving size and specific ingredients used.


A gourmet treat, the French Poodle Vinaigrette recipe adds a touch of Parisian elegance to your salads. Its amazing flavor combination and simple preparation make it the ideal method to improve your dishes and wow your guests.

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I am Naznin, the recipe creator and blogger behind Foods Kitchen (since 2021). I like to try new recipes, especially when they are delicious, so those are my recipes... Hope you like it! Thank you for your time!
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