True French vinaigrette - teaspoon sea salt 1 tablespoon sherry or red wine vinegar 1/2 small shallot, peeled and minced (about 1 tablespoon) 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard 3T to 4T (45 ml to 60 ml) olive oil fresh herbs, if desired 1. In a small bowl, mix together the salt, vinegar, and shallot. Let stand for about ten minutes. 2. Mix in the Dijon mustard, then add 3 tablespoons (45 ml) of olive oil. Stir well, then taste.