Basic Vinaigrette

Course: Dressing, Salad, Sauce
Keyword: dressing, salad, vinaigrette
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1 cup
Cost: 2
How to make a basic vinaigrette dressing
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  • ¼ Cup Vinegar
  • ¾ Cup Oil
  • ½ Tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • Salt (optional, to taste)
  • Sugar (optional, to taste)


  • Whisk the vinegar and mustard together
  • While vigorously whisking, slowly drizzle in the oil until incorporated and dressing thickens slightly
  • Store in a covered container in the refrigerator for up to two weeks


Vinaigrette dressing is simple and versatile, and takes just 5 minutes to make!
You can substitute different vinegars and oils for different flavors, and feel free to add herbs, garlic, and other aromatics and flavorings.