Simple red wine vinaigrette with great garlicky flavor.
It's so simple! It's so tasty! And it's made of all REAL & recognizable ingredients, no corn syrup or Potassium Sorbate or Calcium Disodium EDTA or other confusing/scary-sounding things you might find in bottled dressing. Just a few simple pantry staples and you have a super tasty vinaigrette.
Simple as it is, it's a staple for us and we almost always have it on hand, so I wanted to share it! Plus I'm going to refer to it for recipes in the future, so I figured it deserved its own post. Sound good to you? Ok cool, me too!
The quintessential vinaigrette recipe calls for a 3 to 1 ratio of oil to vinegar, but I personally find that to be too oily, so I adjusted it. Plus, using less oil cuts down on the calories. Always good in my book.
I love the addition of the dijon mustard, because it really helps to emulsify the dressing into one homogenous mixture. I feel like vinaigrette dressings that don't have dijon mustard separate almost instantly, and then you end up pouring mostly oil onto your salad. (Booooooo.) And the garlic? Obviously I love that because well...I love garlic. As you may have deduced from the Chicken with 40 Cloves of Garlic post.
Ok let's get started!
I bet you have all of these things in your pantry right now, am I right?
This recipe is equally as complicated as the Kungaloosh...i.e. not at all. Combine the olive oil, red wine vinegar, dijon mustard, garlic, salt & pepper in a container with a lid...
...screw the lid on TIGHTLY (!!!) and shake away!
I'm quite fond of my Oxo Salad Dressing Shaker, because it's really easy to measure all of your ingredients, cap & shake, pour, and then store the leftovers right there in the container. Easy peasy!
And there you have it! Simple, tasty, homemade garlicky red wine vinaigrette for all your dressing needs.
Delicious on salads, drizzled on veggies, on sandwiches...so many uses. Yummy noises await you!
Makes 1 ⅓ cups dressing (about 21 Tbsp)
- 3/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 1/2 cup red wine vinegar
- 1 Tbsp dijon mustard
- 3 cloves garlic , pressed or finely minced
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp pepper
Combine olive oil, red wine vinegar, dijon mustard, garlic, salt & pepper in a container with a tight fitting lid. Shake vigorously until well combined and serve!
Per serving (1 Tbsp): 72 calories, 8g total fat, 1g saturated fat, 74mg sodium, 0g total carbs, 0g fiber, 0g sugar, 0g protein