Basic Vinaigrette Recipe


Bottled salad dressings are often loaded with added sugar, and while they seem like a convenience, they are also one of the easiest things you can make at home, even for beginner cooks.

1/2 cup
6 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons vinegar
  pinch sea salt and black pepper

Place all ingredients in a small jar with a tight-fitting lid. Shake vigorously to emulsify ingredients. Alternatively, whisk together all ingredients in a small bowl. Can be kept in the refrigerator for several days; bring to room temperature before serving.

Mustard Vinaigrette: Basic vinaigrette + 1-2 teaspoons Dijon mustard

Lemon Vinaigrette: Basic vinaigrette, sub lemon juice for vinegar

Creamy Vinaigrette: Basic vinaigrette + 4-6 tablespoons mayonnaise, sour cream, or yogurt

Parmesan Vinaigrette: Basic vinaigrette + 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese