Homemade Vinaigrette and Other Salad Dressings

vinaigretteI like mixing up my own salad dressings, playing with different vinegars or lemon juice, adding fresh or dried herbs.  I just shake up the dressings in a small jar and keep that in the fridge so I can use the leftovers on lunch salads during the week.  Most vinaigrette also makes a great marinade.

Simple Vinaigrette

  • 6 Tbs olive oil
  • 2 Tbs vinegar or lemon juice
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • a pinch of salt
  • a bit of fresh ground pepper
  • 1 tsp of Dijon
  1. Put everything in a small glass bottle and shake it up. Store leftovers in the refrigerator and shake again before using.

Here’s are some fun salad dressings to try:




  1. I also make my own dressings. These all sound good. Thanks for sharing.


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