Basic Vinaigrette With Variations

READY IN: 5mins
Recipe by Cookin-jo

When I don't have the time or inclination to look up a recipe this is the salad dressing I make. I always have all the ingredients and I can change it up to match what I've put in the salad. I keep this in the fridge for up to a week and just bring it to room temperature and whisk again before serving.

Top Review by Mike G.

The fall back recipe is my usual one. Add some pomegranate seeds and pine nuts to your salad to round it off.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Whisk the garlic cloves, mustard, vinegar, kosher salt, and pepper together in a bowl.
  2. While whisking, slowly drizzle in the olive oil to emulsify.
  3. Taste for salt and pepper.
  4. Variations:.
  5. Use any other vinegar you have, including red wine vinegar and balsamic.
  6. Leave out the garlic or add herbs as you like.
  7. Add 1 teaspoon dried oregano and/or substitute lemon juice for the vinegar for a Greek-like dressing. I would leave out the mustard for this but the dressing will not emulsify as well without it.

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