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Simple Vinaigrette Dressing

To change up this basic dressing add some blue cheese OR sour cream.

Simple Vinaigrette Dressing


  • 6 T Red Wine Vinegar
  • 2-3 heavy pinches of salt ( you can adjust later)
  • pepper
  • optional:  garlic, shredded onion or fresh herbs
  • If you want the flavor to hang on your tongue longer add a 3″ squeeze of anchovie paste from the tube OR 1 T of White Miso OR 1 T Tomato paste.  (Tomato paste in a tube is good to have around so you don’t have to open a can for this bit of umami)


Whisk all the ingredients  except the oil together in a bowl.
When well blended start whisking in the oil by droplets to form a smooth emulsion.   Whisk , whisk, whisk.  You might be tempted to use a blender but a whisk has more love, is simpler and won’t burn the oil like blenders tend to do.  Taste (dip a piece of the salad greens into the sauce) and correct seasoning with salt and pepper.

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