This easy homemade vinaigrette is the best thing on salads! It’s super easy to make and tastes amazing! Learn how simple it is to make your own vinaigrette from scratch.
So you know, even though I love baked goods and decadent desserts I also love me a good salad. And the key to a good salad is the dressing.
This simple vinaigrette really transforms a simple salad into a gourmet event.
And once you start making your own, you’ll never go back to store-bought options again. The homemade variety is just way too good. And if you like making your own dressings then definitely also check out this tahini sauce!
How to Make Vinaigrette
There’s really only two steps to making this vinaigrette, which is why we’ve only got two process photos to show you! You place all the ingredients into a measuring jug and then you whisk it up with a hand whisk. Done!
The ingredients for this vinaigrette are a simple mix of olive oil, red wine vinegar, lemon juice, crushed garlic, dried oregano, sea salt and black pepper. Mix it up and voilà.
Tips for Making Homemade Vinaigrette
We used red wine vinegar which is ever so slightly sweet. If you want to switch for a different vinegar, such as white vinegar, or apple cider vinegar or balsamic vinegar (for a balsamic vinaigrette) then you may want to add a teaspoon of maple syrup just to balance out the flavors.
If you use red wine vinegar as we did, then make the recipe as stated, but if you use any other vinegar (and you can!) then taste test and then see if you wouldn’t like to balance the flavors with a touch of sweetness.
How Long Can Vinaigrette Be Stored
It will keep in a sealed container in the fridge for a week. If the oil solidifies a little in the fridge (it’s normal for this to happen) then just let it sit at room temperature for a bit to warm up and then shake it up before use.
However, you can also just make it as you need it, because it’s so simple to make. The amount you see in our photos, is actually a triple batch of the recipe as written.
The basic recipe is enough for one large salad so you can make it up fresh as you need it.
Can Vinaigrette Be Made Ahead?
Yes it definitely can! Since it keeps perfectly in the fridge, you can make up a batch in advance if you want to.
Can Vinaigrette Be Stored At Room Temperature?
You can store it at room temperature, but then it will be best to use it all within a few days (2-3). If you want it to last longer it will need to be stored in the fridge.
You will love this delicious homemade vinaigrette! It is:
- Divine on any salad!
Keep leftovers stored in the fridge and enjoy within a week.
More Vegan Salad Dressing Recipes!
- Tahini Salad Dressing
- Vegan Green Goddess Dressing
- Vegan Blue Cheese Dressing
- Vegan Ranch Dressing
- Vegan Caesar Dressing
- Vegan Thousand Island
So let us know what you think of this simple vinaigrette recipe in the comments and please rate the recipe too, thanks!
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This easy homemade vinaigrette is the best thing on salads! It’s super easy to make and tastes amazing. Learn how simple it is to make your own vinaigrette from scratch.
- 2 Tbsp Olive Oil
- 1 Tbsp Red Wine Vinegar
- 1 Tbsp Lemon Juice
- 1 tsp Crushed Garlic
- 1 tsp Dried Oregano
- Pinch of Sea Salt
- Pinch of Black Pepper
- Add all the ingredients to a measuring jug and whisk together with a small whisk until well combined.
- Taste test and adjust as needed with a little more salt and pepper for more flavor. If you use a different vinegar other than red wine vinegar, then you may want to add a teaspoon of maple syrup for flavor balance.
- Pour over your salad and enjoy!
- Keep leftovers in the fridge and enjoy within one week.
*One batch of this dressing (as per the recipe) will make enough vinaigrette to dress a salad large enough for 4-6 people.
*The photos of the dressing are a triple batch of this recipe, which was enough to fill the bottle pictured.
- Category: Side, Gluten-Free, Savory
- Method: By Hand
- Cuisine: French
- Serving Size: 1 Full Recipe
- Calories: 258
- Sugar: 0.3g
- Sodium: 151mg
- Fat: 27.1g
- Saturated Fat: 3.7g
- Carbohydrates: 1.6g
- Fiber: 0.5g
- Protein: 0.2g