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5 from 2 votes

5 Minute Red Wine Vinaigrette Recipe

This 5 minute red wine vinaigrette is a staple in our house. Easy to prep with four simple pantry ingredients, ready in 5 minutes, and adds so much flavor to your salad!
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 8
Calories: 74kcal


  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • ¼ cup red wine vinegar *see note
  • ½ teaspoon dijon
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup or honey
  • salt & pepper


  • Combine all ingredients in a mason jar or salad dressing shaker. Shake until well combined, then drizzle onto your salad.


  • Store in the fridge for up to 2 weeks. Shake well before using.


* I recommend this recipe for pasta or grain salads, but it is a bit too tangy for green salads
* for green salads and a less tangy vinaigrette I recommend:
  • 1:2 ratio (3 tablespoons red wine vinegar + 6 tablespoons of olive oil)
  • 1:3 (2 tablespoons red wine vinegar + 6 tablespoons olive oil) ratio of oil to vinegar 
  • garlic- adding a clove or two of minced garlic adds even more depth of flavor
  • Italian seasonings- like basil and oregano would be great for a greek salad. Start with ½ teaspoon.
  • dill- add 1-2 teaspoons of dried dill 
  • feta cheese- the salty flavors go so well with the tangy flavors of this vinaigrette
  • parmesan cheese- try 2 tablespoons and add more as desired.
Vinaigrette may be stored in the fridge for up to 2 weeks. If you add garlic or fresh herbs, store for 1 week max.


Serving: 2tablespoons | Calories: 74kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Fat: 6g | Sodium: 4mg | Potassium: 11mg | Sugar: 2g | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 0.1mg