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Simple Vinaigrette Salad Dressing
Prep Time
5 mins
Total Time
35 mins
Course: Sauces and Gravies
Cuisine: International
Author: John Winslow
  • 3 tbsp Grapeseed Oil
  • 1 tbsp Red or White Wine Vinegar
  • 1 Pinch Kosher or Sea Salt
  • 1 Turn Ground Pepper
  1. Add all ingredients to a jar or shaker.
  2. Shake well
  3. Refrigerate
Recipe Notes

Italian Vinaigrette basic vinaigrette (use EVOO and red wine vinegar) 1⁄2 teaspoon minced garlic 1⁄2 teaspoon italian seasoning 1 pinch crushed red pepper flakes (optional)
Lighter Bacon Dressing basic vinaigrette (use canola or corn oil and cider vinegar) 1 tablespoon crumbled bacon 1⁄2 tablespoon finely minced onion 1 pinch celery seed (optional) 1⁄4 teaspoon prepared mustard (optional) 1 -3 teaspoon brown sugar or 1 -3 teaspoon another sweetener, to taste

Mustard Dressing italian vinaigrette 1 teaspoon prepared mustard (I recommend Dijon or spicy brown) 1 -3 teaspoon honey (optional) or 1 -3 teaspoon another sweetener, to taste (optional)
Basic Creamy Vinaigrette Dressing basic vinaigrette 2 -3 tablespoons mayonnaise or 2 -3 tablespoons sour cream or 2 -3 tablespoons plain yogurt
Parmesan-Pepper Dressing basic creamy vinaigrette dressing 1 tablespoon grated parmesan cheese 1⁄8 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper (to taste)
Creamy Garlic Dressing basic creamy vinaigrette dressing 1 garlic clove, put through press fresh ground black pepper 1 pinch italian seasoning (optional)
Lemon Dressing 3 tablespoons olive oil (I prefer extra-virgin) 3 tablespoons lemon juice 1⁄2 teaspoon oregano 1⁄2 teaspoon minced garlic Balsamic Vinaigrette 3 tablespoons oil (I prefer extra-virgin olive oil) 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar 1⁄2 teaspoon minced garlic 1 pinch italian seasoning (optional)