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7 Basic Vinaigrette Recipes

7 basic vinaigrette recipes that will add so much flavor to your salads! These are ready in under 5 minutes and are so much tastier than the store-bought stuff.
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Diet: Diabetic, Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings: 8
Calories: 74kcal

Ingredients

1. White Wine Vinaigrette

  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • ¼ cup white wine vinegar see note 1
  • ½ teaspoon dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup (honey or brown sugar may be subbed)
  • salt & pepper

2. Red Wine Vinaigrette

  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • ¼ cup red wine vinegar see note 2
  • ½ teaspoon dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup (honey or brown sugar may be subbed)
  • salt & pepper

3. Apple Cider Vinaigrette

  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • ¼ cup apple cider vinegar (raw unfiltered)
  • ½ teaspoon dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup (honey or brown sugar may be subbed)
  • salt & pepper

4. Balsamic Vinaigrette

  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • ¼ cup balsamic vinegar
  • ½ teaspoon dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup (honey or brown sugar may be subbed)
  • salt & pepper

5. Raspberry Vinaigrette

  • 1 cup fresh raspberries
  • ¼ cup basil leaves (loosely packed)
  • ¼ cup red wine vinegar (balsamic also works)
  • ¼ cup water
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup (increase if necessary)
  • ½ teaspoon dijon mustard

6. Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette

  • ½ cup cilantro leaves (loosely packed)
  • ¼ cup white wine vinegar
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic (minced)
  • 2 teaspoons lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons honey (maple syrup or brown sugar may be swapped)
  • ½ teaspoon dijon mustard
  • teaspoon salt
  • ½ avocado (optional and not pictured)

7. Roasted Strawberry Vinaigrette

  • 12 strawberries (hulled)
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • ½ teaspoon dijon mustard
  • ¾ teaspoon black pepper (freshly ground)

Instructions

White Wine, Red Wine, Balsamic and Apple Cider Vinaigrettes

  • Shake together all ingredients. Store in the fridge for up to 1 month.

Raspberry & Cilantro Lime Vinaigrettes

  • Blend together all ingredients in a blender or with an immersion blender. Store in the fridge for 3-5 days.

Roasted Strawberry Vinaigrette

  • Heat oven to 350°F. Roast strawberries for 25 minutes and allow to cool slightly.
  • Blend together all ingredients in a blender or with an immersion blender. Store in the fridge for 3-5 days.

Notes

1- not to be confused with white vinegar!
2- this recipe works great as written on pasta salad, however it's a bit tangy for a green salad. for green salads I recommend a 1:2 (3 tablespoons red wine vinegar + 6 tablespoons of olive oil) or a 1:3 (2 tablespoons red wine vinegar + 6 tablespoons olive oil) ratio of oil to vinegar 
Storage
  • basic vinaigrettes without fresh fruit or herbs- store in the fridge for up to 2 weeks
  • vinaigrettes with fresh herbs or fruit- store in the fridge for up to 3 days
As the vinaigrette stores, the oil and vinegar will separate over time. Let it stand at room temperature for 10 minutes, then shake it up well before serving.

Nutrition

Serving: 1/8 of a batch of white wine vinaigrette | Calories: 74kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 4mg | Potassium: 11mg | Sugar: 2g | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 0.1mg