Basic Vinaigrette

Homemade vinaigrette recipeHere’s a basic, all-purpose olive oil and vinegar dressing for salads, slaws, and marinating. Increase the proportion of vinegar if your prefer a more pungent taste.

Makes: about 1 cup

  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 to /1/3 cup good vinegar (balsamic, apple cider,
    white or red wine)
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon-style mustard
  • 1 tablespoon natural granulated sugar or agave nectar
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning blend

Combine all ingredients in a tightly lidded bottle and shake thoroughly. Shake well before each use.

Good with: Green salads; grain and/or bean salads; pasta salads; lentil salads; corn salads. Use for marinating vegetables before roasting or grilling; or for marinating tofu that has been very well drained, blotted and diced to use as a feta cheese substitute.

Nutrition Information
Per 2-tablespoon serving: 128 calories; 14g total fat; 19mg sodium; 3g carbs; 0g fiber; 0g protein


2 comments on “Basic Vinaigrette

  1. Nava Post author

    Kris, there are ready-made Italian seasoning blends in the spice department for lazy cooks like me. But you can just use a pinch of oregano, basil, and thyme in this dressing if you prefer.

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