Habanero Mustard Vinaigrette

I like to make my own dressings because that’s what my sweet mama frequently did when I was growing up. I have been guilty of purchasing pre-made dressings, but lately I’ve been rather bored of the pricey bottled stuff. A friend inspired me to make my own dressings because, well, I was reminded how fun and adventurous the simple task really is!

This mustard vinaigrette is an amalgamation of several recipes. They all seemed rather similar, omitting and adding 1-2 ingredients, here and there. I call this the “1-2-3” tablespoons recipe. Quite simple to follow! 🙂

Use whatever seasonal veggies pleases you. This is what I did (I was at Whole Foods and couldn’t stop myself!):


  • 3 tablespoons habanero mustard ~ add fresh minced habanero if you just have mustard
  • 3 tablespoons sweet white wine ~ I used Chardonnay
  • 2 tablespoons white distilled vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon red onion ~ finely chopped
  • 1 small clove garlic ~ minced
  • coarsely ground black pepper ~ to taste
  • sea salt ~ to taste


  1. Mix dressing well and store in a sealed mason jar. Let the dressing stand for about 30 minutes-1 hour in the fridge (overnight is better).
  2. Prepare your colorful salad.
  3. Serve cold. Drizzle vinaigrette over salad. Top with hemp hearts.


  • organic frisée ~ roughly torn into pieces
  • organic escarole ~ roughly torn into pieces
  • organic beets ~ thinly sliced
  • organic radishes ~thinly sliced
  • early girl tomatoes ~thinly sliced
  • organic carrots ~ julienned
  • mint & basil from my garden ~ coarsely chopped 🙂
  • cucumber from my garden ~thinly sliced 🙂
  • hemp hearts ~ I used about 2 tablespoons per serving