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How To Make Homemade Vinaigrette

Updated on May 3, 2012
Homemade Vinaigrette
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Homemade vinaigrette is a great healthy dressing for a salad. Usually anything you buy at the store has a lot of preservatives in it, so making it at home can be much healthier with less sodium. Most recipes call for 1 to 3 parts vinegar to oil. I don’t like it that oily, so my recipe calls for equal parts of each. The best thing to do is add little of each at a time to get the consistency you want.


4 oz. olive oil

4 oz. red wine vinegar

1 teaspoon garlic (minced) (optional)

1/8 teaspoon (or a pinch) crushed red pepper flakes

¼ teaspoons cracked black pepper

Sugar to taste (pinch) (optional)


1. In a small bowl whisk together oil and vinegar until emulsified.

2. Add garlic and whisk together.

3. Add red and black pepper and whisk.

4. Taste and add sugar if too bitter.

5. Serve on a salad with tomatoes, red onion and cheese; also great for marinades.


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    • Edgar Arkham profile image

      Edgar Arkham 5 years ago from Modesto, CA

      Thanks for reading! I noticed how much easier it was just to make it then buy it, so I thought I'd share.

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      Zach 5 years ago from Colorado

      Great job on the hub Edgar. On top of saving yourself from the preservatives of store bought dressings, you'll also be saving a bunch of money. Why pay $4 when you can make the same dressing for cents, right? Thanks for shining light on the subject, it'll help many!