Sometimes I run a little low on vinegar, or even feel too lazy to make a fresh vinaigrette. When this happens I usually turn to this recipe which I adapted from the recipe of a friend of mine. It is simple and fresh but a little bit more difficult to store, so I recommend only using it in small quantities.
2 large cloves of garlic (or 3 smaller cloves)
1/2 lemon wedge for juicing
1/4 cup olive oil
1 tbs. dijon mustard
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. pepper
Crush and pulverize the garlic in a small bowl. Add salt, then mix and crush the mixture with a fork until the salt has saturated the garlic pulp. Add the mustard and lemon juice and stir lightly. Slowly, stirring consistently, mix in the olive oil so that it is not separated from the garlic mixture. Add the pepper to taste.
Dip sliced cucumbers in this dressing, or simply pour over a salad or vegetables. This tasty, salty treat is great for any snack!
Makes 4 servings. Eat well!