Red Wine Vinaigrette

"This is something I've been working on for my salads, including the two I posted on Zaar. I've decided that instead of dumping some ingredients into a salad in order to flavour them to make a little dressing out of it first, and then toss it with a vegetable salad."
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Ready In:
1 cup




  • Pour each ingredient into a small bowl.
  • With a small whisk, whisk the ingredients until well blended and slightly thickened (it's always going to be slightly thickened, so don't worry about getting that desired consistency).
  • Add to your favourite vegetable salad, and referigerate until ready to serve (or have right away, if desired).

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  1. Stephanie Z.
    Since this is so similar to the Greek salad dressing that I make, I decided to try it out on a Greek salad. It was a wonderful variation! I really loved the tartness of this, and the salt and pepper give it a little bite. The name is a bit misleading since there's actually very little red wine vinegar flavor (in comparison to the lemon and pepper).
  2. Rileahs Mom
    This is absolutely the worst Red Wine Vinaigrette Dressing I have ever tasted. I tried it due to all the five stars given. Beware! Too much lemon juice, too much salt and too much oil. To think I wasted all that good Olive Oil for this....
  3. Katzen
    Easy peasy! I used one organic lemon, which yielded exactly 1/3 cup juice. For the salt, I used 1 1/2 tsp Eden sea salt, and since my pepper was a fine grind organic black pepper, I opted to use 3/4 tsp instead of the full tsp. The olive oil was organic and first pressed, and the red wine vinegar was also organic; the result was delicious, and absolutely a vinaigrette that will be on our favourite list! It continues to baffle me that folks buy salad dressing when this is an option. Thanks, Studentchef! Made for Veggie Swap 30 - January 2011.
  4. Andi Longmeadow Farm
    I love salads, and am always looking for new and a bit different dressings. This has such a classic, (a lot like Julia Child's) taste to it. It really enhances the salad greens. We didn't mind the tartness, it really "melted" into the greens. I made my salad with some caramelized pears, and red onion on top, and drizzled this over both of them, gently touching the baby lettuce leaves. Just terrific, will use this often. Thanks Studentchef!
  5. CookingONTheSide
    A really good and tasty dressing. Nothing fancy, but it is just right when you want a basic vinegar and oil salad dressing. Thanks for sharing!


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