I hate spending money on something that I can easy make for myself in a flash. One of these items happens to be homemade vinaigrette dressing. It’s just so easy, and it can be made ahead of time to be stored for a while in the fridge. All it takes is a little shake and the vinaigrette is ready to use. How easy is it? It’s SO easy anyone can make it; no skill required.
Homemade Vinaigrette Dressing
- 3 parts oil (olive, canola, corn oil , etc.)
- 1 part acid (vinegar, lemon juice, balsamic vinegar etc)
- A pinch of salt and pepper to taste
- Extras: if desired (but not necessary): dried herbs, parmesan cheese, mustard
For two serving (or one if you so choose), using a tight lidded jar, pour three tablespoons of oil, 1 tablespoons of acid add a pinch of salt and pepper and shake the jar vigorously and serve.
Notes: Consider the oil flavor and acid flavor combo to ensure they don’t clash. If you like it a bit on the tart side just add a bit more acid. Sometimes I’ll add 1 teaspoon of Dijon Mustard with the vinegar, extra virgin olive oil and salt and pepper to give the dressing an extra spark. If I want something a bit Italian in taste, I’ll add a dash of Italian seasonings or herbs and a teaspoon of Parmesan cheese. Honestly, the opportunity for creativity with this recipe is endless.
So, what do you think? Do you think you could make this? The best part is it’s way cheaper than the store bought and it’s way better to. I’ll make at least three serving at a time to have on hand when I would like vinaigrette for my salad, which happens to be all the time… LOL. So, go for it, make your own vinaigrette combination and enjoy.