My Simple Basic Vinaigrette

Make your own simple and basic vinaigrette then add ingredients you love later and you will never need to buy preservative filled salad dressing again.

My Simple Basic Vinaigrette 

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This is just a basis for my salad dressings or marinades. I like to store it in my refrigerator in this basic form until I decide how to use it. At the minimum you should also add a pinch each salt and pepper just before serving. But the additions you can make are limitless.


  • ¼ cup dijon mustard
  • ½ cup white wine vinegar
  • 1½ cup olive or vegetable oil


Combine the mustard and vinegar in a blender. Blend to combine. Then, with the machine running, drizzle in about ½ cup of the oil. Once it emulsifies and becomes very creamy turn off the machine and pour the mixture into a large jar. Add the remaining 1 cup oil. Secure the lid and shake to combine. Reshake just before serving.