A Classic Vinaigrette
March 12th, 2015 by

This salad dressing recipe is so easy and delicious, I stopped using store-bought dressings years ago. It takes less than five minutes to make. Here’s the recipe:


  • Olive oil. Here’s where you use extra-virgin olive oil if you have it. About half a cup.
  • Vinegar. Balsamic or red wine vinegar can be used depending on what you feel like. A little more than an ounce. (Remember: a good ratio for vinaigrettes is about 3 parts oil to one part vinegar. Adjust to your liking.)
  • Garlic, one large clove.
  • Salt, preferably Kosher salt. About 1/2 to 1 teaspoon.
  • Dijon mustard, about 1/2 teaspoon.


Put garlic in a bowl with the salt. Take a heavy fork and mash it good until it becomes a paste.

Add the olive oil and then the vinegar.

Add the mustard and whisk.

Pour it on your favorite salad and mix it up.

Find more recipes in the Recipe index.

Print and/or Share:
  • Print this article!
  • E-mail this story to a friend!
  • Facebook
  • TwitThis
  • Digg
  • del.icio.us
  • StumbleUpon

Comments are closed

»  ©2010 RootsLiving; Substance: WordPress   »  Style: Ahren Ahimsa