Kids can eat vinaigrette. When you look at the French school lunch menus curated in Teuko, you’ll notice that French children are served, most of the time, a salad, or “crudités” (a side with raw veggies), with vinaigrette. Actually, a good vinaigrette can be a real game-changer to get your kids to eat and love veggies. Discover our favorite recipe inspired from the popular French-born American Chef, Jacques Pepin.
A few reasons why you should try to make your own vinaigrette
First, if you want to reduce food waste, then, making a tiny amount of vinaigrette in a jiffy is what you’re looking for.
Of course, you can directly buy vinaigrette at your grocery store. But beware of all the additive ingredients put in the bottle.
Also, this will cost you more money than making your own vinaigrette using these few simple ingredients.
The famous French-born American chef, author, culinary educator, and television personality, Jacques Pépin, even says that it is “a very easy and inexpensive way to have salad dressing, or vinaigrette, on hand all the time”! If he says so, you have to believe it!
Ingredients for the vinaigrette recipe
- 3 tbs of olive oil (or sunflower oil)
- 1 drop of balsamic vinegar
- 1 tbs of mustard
- A tiny amount of salt
- Optional: a tiny amount of pepper
- Optional: honey (this will make the vinaigrette sweeter and your kid may like it better like this)
Step 1 – In a small bowl, add the olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and mustard.
Step 2 – Add the salt, and, optionally, pepper and honey.
Step 3 – Mix well, serve, and enjoy with any salad or raw veggies!
What kids can eat with a vinaigrette?
Here is a short sample of foodie ideas with vinaigrette we picked among these French school lunch menus:
If you look at these school menus from May 2021, you’ll see that children were served differents foods with a vinaigrette: organic grated carrots, a salad (romaine salad, or Batavia salad), a pasta salad (made out of pasta, tomatoes, and black olives), corn kernels and black olives. Are you looking for more ideas of food to combine with a vinaigrette? See what other parents have been giving to their kids by exploring all the ideas that they have shared with you on Teuko.com.
How do you like this easy recipe curated for you by the Teuko team? Do you have any other recipe you would like to share? Tell us in a comment or by email.
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