I prefer homemade dressing any day over the store bought stuff. I know there are those out there who do not share my love namely my father-n-law who recently was pondering over how humanity got along before Ranch dressing was invented. Champagne vinaigrette happens to be my favorite.
1 small shallot, peeled and thinly sliced
2 tsp Dijon mustard
3 tsp real Vermont maple syrup
4 tsp champagne vinegar
6 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
Pinch coarse salt, or to taste
1/8 tsp freshly ground black pepper, or to taste
In a small bowl, whisk together the shallot, mustard, maple syrup and vinegar. Slowly whisk in the olive oil and season the dressing to taste with salt and pepper.