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The French Laundry Salad with Mustard Vinaigrette
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French Laundry Salad with Mustard Vinaigrette

 A fresh and beautiful salad from Chef Thomas Keller of The French Laundry restaurant. The mustard vinaegrette is divine!
Course Salads, Dressings, Marinades and Sauces
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6 Servings
Calories 557kcal
Author Creative Culinary

Ingredients

For the Dressing

  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 3 Tbsp plus 1 tsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 large garlic clove minced
  • 1 small shallot minced
  • 2 Tbsp water
  • 1 cup canola oil
  • ½ cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • Kosher salt
  • Pepper

For the Salad

  • 12 breakfast radishes
  • 12 ounces radicchio leaves torn into large pieces
  • 8 ounces small tomatoes quartered
  • 1 small red endive leaves separated
  • 5 ounces baby zucchini halved
  • 4 ounces sugar snap peas trimmed and halved if large
  • 3 ounces baby carrots halved lengthwise
  • 1 Persian cucumber thinly sliced
  • 8 thin asparagus spears cut into 3-inch pieces
  • 1 ounce baby arugula 2 cups
  • Kosher salt
  • Pepper
  • Mixed herbs such as basil and chervil, for garnish

Instructions

  • Make the vinaigrette
  • In a food processor, combine the first 5 ingredients with 
2 tablespoons of water.
  • With the machine on, drizzle in both oils until incorporated. For a thinner vinaigrette, stir in another 1 to 2 tablespoons of water. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Make the salad
  • In a bowl, toss all of the ingredients except the herbs. Season with salt and pepper. Toss with 1/4 cup of the vinaigrette.
  • Garnish with herbs and serve with more dressing on the side; reserve the remaining dressing for another salad.

Notes

If you prefer, you can eliminate the raw egg or substitute it with a pasteurized egg product.
Since this does have raw egg, the shelf life is short. The vinegar and salt will offer some preservation but this dressing should be used within 5-7 days after making.

Nutrition

Serving: 18 | Calories: 557kcal | Protein: 4g | Fat: 56g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 672mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 5g