Creamy French dressing

creamy French dressing

Serves 13

  • 5 tablespoons white wine vinegar

  • 4 tablespoons walnut oil

  • 115 ml crème fraîche

  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard

  • sea salt

  • freshly ground black pepper

  • 1 handful parsley leaves, chopped

  • 8 tablespoons best-quality extra virgin olive oil

Put all your ingredients into a jam jar. Shake, taste and season again if needed until your dressing is perfect. You may need to add a little more vinegar or oil to balance it.

Nutritional Information

Creamy French dressing

With crème fraîche and mustard

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Put all your ingredients into a jam jar. Shake, taste and season again if needed until your dressing is perfect. You may need to add a little more vinegar or oil to balance it.

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Nutritional Information Amount per serving:


Calories are just a unit of energy. If you eat more than you use you can gain weight, or lose it if you don't eat enough. How much you need depends on your weight, gender and how active you are, but it's around 2,000 a day.


Carbs are a great source of energy and, excluding foods such as potatoes, are made from grains - like bread, pasta and cereal. We all need carbs, but try to make them all wholegrain by sticking to brown bread, rice and pasta - they are much more nutritious.


We all deserve a treat sometimes, but try to limit your sugar intake. Most of your sugar should come from raw fruit and milk, because they give us lots of nutrients too. Always check food labels so you know how much sugar you're eating.


We all need to eat a small amount of fat because it protects our organs and helps us grow. But we need to be careful about how much fat we eat and what kinds of fat, because in higher levels it's associated with weight gain, diabetes, cancer and heart disease.


Saturated or "bad fats" are in beef, pork, chicken skin, butter, cream and cheese. Too much can be bad for our heart and cholesterol levels, but unsaturated or "good fats" in fish, nuts, avocados and some oils can help keep our hearts healthy if eaten in moderation.


Protein helps our muscles to grow and repair, as well as providing you with essential amino acids. When it comes to protein, try to eat leaner sources such as chicken and fish or non-meat sources such as eggs, dairy, beans, nuts, seeds, tofu and pulses.
  • Calories 164
  • Carbs 0.3g
  • Sugar 0.3g 0%
  • Fat 17.9g 26%
  • Saturates 4.6g 23%
  • Protein 0.3g 1%
Of an adult's reference intake

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