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Easy Vinaigrette Dressing

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Clock Icon for Prep Time 5 min prep
Person Icon for Serving Size 2 servings
Carrot Icon for Number of Ingredients Size 5 ingredients

A vinaigrette is essential for a quick salad and highlights the delicious, crisp flavors of the vegetables and fruit. These are also ingredients that can be stored in the pantry to bring out anytime. ...

Makes approximately two 2-tablespoon servings.


  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • Pinch of sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • Pinch of brown sugar (optional)
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon water — optional, to taste
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Nutrition Facts


181 cals


21 g

Saturated Fat

3 g

Polyunsaturated Fat

2 g

Monounsaturated Fat

15 g


0 g


0 g


0 g


0 g


82 mg


  1. In a bowl whisk together the vinegar, salt, pepper, and sugar if using, until the salt has dissolved.
  2. Gradually beat in the olive oil until well blended. Taste for sharpness. If the dressing is too sharp, beat in some water, a little at a time, until the dressing is to your taste.

Chef Tips

Adding water to dressings is a way to cut down on the oil and make the dressing lighter.

You can also substitute apple cider vinegar in place of white wine vinegar. In place of sugar, use a small amount of honey or maple syrup.

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