Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 0 mins

This is very good basic salad dressing. The type of vinegar you use totally determines the character of it. For example, I really like an assertive local herb vinegar for summery salads. For versatility, you can't go wrong with a standard balsamic.


  1. Whisk together the oil and vinegar until emulsified.
  2. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Use to dress 1 serving of salad.


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I needed a basic dressing for a salad of chick peas, tomatoes, cucumber and avocado. This one seemed easy to scale up to a larger amount so I chose it. It worked very well, and I look forward to using it often. Thank you very much for sharing this recipe with us. I wanted to add: the important thing about this recipe, and what I was looking for when I found it, is that it gives the ratio of vinegar to oil. One part vinegar to three parts oil. If you remember that, you can do anything.

mianbao May 01, 2014

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