This my yummy recipe for a red wine vinaigrette. It’s a classic salad dressing that I like to use everyday or on my “Have It Your Way” Cobb Salad.
It’s simple, easy, and can be whipped up in less than 5 minutes. Honestly, with what’s in those bottled salad dressings, making my own salad dressing is a no-brainer for me. And if you’re looking for another of my all-time salad dressing favorites, check out my Best Ever Classic Italian Salad Dressing recipe.
- 6 tablespoons olive oil
- 4 tablespoons red wine vinegar
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon honey or maple syrup (optional)
- 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
- 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
- 2 small cloves garlic, minced
- season to taste with salt and freshly ground black pepper (about ½ teaspoon each)
- In a small bowl or carafe measure out the ingredients.
- Whisk or shake to blend. Season
- Serve on your favorite salad.
Kitchen Tips and Resources:
- Looking for something to mix up your salad dressing in? Mason jars are a great option that most of us have on hand. I especially love these 16-ounce mason jars. Their wide mouth makes it easy to pour in ingredients, and the graduated measurements along the sides allow for the quick addition of just the right amount of oil and vinegar. The Kolder salad dressing bottle is another good option although its narrower, traditional bottleneck makes it a little harder to quickly add ingredients. The bonus of the Kolder salad dressing bottle is that it has a variety of recipes on the bottle.
- Do you bring salads to work or school for lunch but hate the mess that salad dressing containers can make? Then here are two great options. GoToob travel bottles are not only perfect for your travel needs, but they’re amazing for salad dressing on the go. Made from food grade silicon (100% BPA/polycarbonate free), these bottles are simply amazing. I can personally vouch for them—they’ve NEVER leaked on me yet! Can your travel bottle say that? The other option that I have less experience with (but many folks swear by) are the Dressing 2-Go squeeze bottles.
- A great garlic press makes child’s play of mincing garlic. I just mince the garlic right into my salad dressing shaker. I love this top-rated one, but there are lots of great alternatives out there at all sorts of kitchen, department, and discount stores.