Basic Vinaigrette Recipe

Basic-Vinaigrette-Recipe

Today’s Best Recipe is Basic Vinaigrette.

As we head into the New Year, this basic vinaigrette recipe is a great addition to salads, as a marinade for meats, and more.

It is an olive oil-based dressing.

Try using flavored vinegar for a twist on the basic recipe.

My family prefers this easy vinaigrette recipe over the store-bought brands.

I like that it is so simple to make so we never run out.

This recipe has a shelf-life in the refrigerator for two weeks.

It offers only goodness, no preservatives, and whisks together in about 5 minutes.

salad on plate

 

A Note About Vinegar and Their Flavor:

Go Bold with Balsamic

Balsamic vinegar is my go-to for this recipe.

It creates a sweeter, but bold dressing.

It works great for fruit and salads. 

Punch It Up with Red Wine Vinegar

This vinegar picks up the bold flavors of tomatoes, bell peppers, and more. 

Mellow Out with White Wine Vinegar

Looking for something more mellow as a dressing option, use White Wine Vinegar.

It is delicate and a great option for cucumbers, salads with spring greens, and more.

Simplicity at Its Best with Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar is a sweet and tangy option.

It is less bold but still offers the best of  the flavor palate.

jar of Vinaigrette

 

Basic Vinaigrette Recipe Ingredients

1/2 cup Olive Oil
3 Tablespoon Vinegar
1 Tablespoon Dijon Mustard
1 Tablespoon sugar
2 cloves minced garlic
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper

Basic Vinaigrette with whisk on counter

 

Basic Vinaigrette Recipe Directions:

Add all ingredients to a small bowl and whisk until sugar dissolves.

For easier prep, you can add all ingredients to a salad dressing bottle and shake.

 

Basic Vinaigrette

Basic-Vinaigrette-Recipe

Basic Vinaigrette Recipe

Yield: about 3/4 cup
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

This basic vinaigrette recipe is a great addition to salads, as a marinade for meats and more.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup Olive Oil
  • 3 Tablespoon Vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon Dijon Mustard
  • 1 Tablespoon sugar
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients to a small bowl and whisk until sugar dissolves.
  2. For easier prep, you can add all ingredients to a salad dressing bottle and shake.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 86Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 78mgCarbohydrates: 1gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 0g

Nutritional Information may not be accurate.

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