Quickie Vinaigrette


Every cook has their “house vinaigrette”.  It’s the dressing you make when there is nothing else available in the refrigerator or it’s just your go to, favorite way to dress your salad.

I like tangy when it comes to dressing and this vinaigrette definitely delivers in that department.  It’s a nice balance of flavors and works well with many types of lettuce and various salad ingredients.

When making salad dressing such as this one, always use good olive oil and vinegar, it makes such a difference.

Quickie Vinaigrette

1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
3 Tablespoons balsamic vinegar
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
1 clove garlic, crushed
Kosher salt to taste
1/4 teaspoon pepper

Place all ingredients in a small mason jar with a lid and shake until well combined. 

This will keep in the refrigerator for four days. 

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9 Comments

  1. sheila 1

    Thanks! I needed new life in the salad department.

  2. GloriaT 2

    This is my standard recipe for vinaigrette. Try using a white balsamic vinegar (available at Trader Joe’s) for a different, milder taste. Everyone loves this on their salad.

  3. J3nn 3

    I make something similar. Must remember to add the dijon next time!

  4. Sounds good and easy, which is nice. :)

  5. Lydia 5

    Great minds… I just posted my own “house vinaigrette” last week. I leave out the garlic and add agave nectar or honey to balance the acid. I like that you also use a high percentage of vinegar to oil.

  6. I agree, the high vinegar/oil ratio is key in my house as well! Hubby and I both love tangy foods and our 3 yr. old recently snubbed a salad that he said wasn’t, “spicy enough.” Haha! This recipe is a tweak on the one I use…I’ll try this next time. :)

  7. Sally Massey 7

    I just told my friend this very night that I need this recipe. What a Ka winkie dink …..Love It

  8. Kaeti 8

    Just got around to trying this one — perfect! I probably never would have thought to add the dijon mustard.

  9. Jen 9

    This was a huge hit with my friends! Thank you for sharing :)