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Classic Vinaigrette Recipe

The classic vinaigrette is one of the basic salad dressing recipes.
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: classic vinaigrette, salad dressing recipe
Servings: 1 Cup
Author: Hina Gujral


  • 3/4 Cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1/4 Cup White Wine Vinegar
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • 1 teaspoon Italian herb mix optional
  • 1 clove of garlic crushed/grated
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon Mustard


  • In a small bowl, whisk together vinegar, mustard, and garlic cloves.
  • Season with salt, pepper and Italian herbs mix.
  • Add olive oil in a slow, steady stream and whisk the dressing until emulsified nicely.
  • Taste and adjust the seasoning accordingly.
  • Shake well before using the dressing.


If Dijon mustard is not available you can use either yellow mustard or the honey mustard paste for the recipe.
This recipe yields approximately 1 Cup of dressing.