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Mustard Seed-Chive Vinaigrette

We like this vinaigrette drizzled over gourmet salad greens, but it would also pair well with salmon. Olives—and their oil—offer heart-healthy monounsaturated fat.

Cooking Light MARCH 2008

  • Yield: 1/3 cup (serving size: about 1 tablespoon)


  • 2 tablespoons sherry vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 teaspoon country-style Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon extravirgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


1. Combine vinegar, 1 tablespoon water, mustard, and honey in a small bowl; stir with a whisk. Slowly add oil, stirring constantly with a whisk until well blended. Stir in chives, kosher salt, mustard seeds, and freshly ground black pepper.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 32
  • Calories from fat: 81%
  • Fat: 2.8g
  • Saturated fat: 0.4g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 2g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.3g
  • Protein: 0.2g
  • Carbohydrate: 1.7g
  • Fiber: 0.1g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0mg
  • Iron: 0.1mg
  • Sodium: 212mg
  • Calcium: 4mg

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Mustard Seed-Chive Vinaigrette recipe