Basic Vinaigrette Dressing

Basic Vinaigrette Dressing

The benefits of making your own dressings far outweigh the wee bit of time it takes to prepare them. Our versions are tastier, healthier and allow you to control the calories—all for a fraction of the cost of store-bought. 

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Serves: Makes 1 cup

  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil

  • ¾ cup balsamic or red wine vinegar

  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard

  • ½ tsp each dried basil, oregano and thyme

  • ¼ tsp black pepper


  1. Shake all ingredients in a small glass jar to incorporate.

Per 2 Tbsps: 65 calories, 1g protein, 2g carbohydrate, 6g fat (1g sat, 5g mono), 0g fiber, 8mg sodium

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Since homemade dressings do not contain preservatives, they have a shorter life than store-bought dressings.These recipes will keep for about 1 week in the refrigerator, depending on the ingredients.