This Basic Vinaigrette Dressing is the most basic of all salad dressings. White wine vinegar is the classic vinegar to use, but you can substitute apple cider vinegar if you prefer it. If you do add sugar, use just a pinch to take the edge off the dressing. It shouldn’t be sweet.
Watch the video to learn how to make it.
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 your dressing is to your taste.
- 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
- Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
- Pinch of brown sugar (optional)
- 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 1 tablespoon water, or to taste
Ann's Tips and Tricks
I often add water to my dressings to cut down on the oil. If you want your dressing heavier, add an extra spoon of oil instead of the water.
This makes 1/2 cup of dressing, which gives 4 servings ( each serving being 2 tablespoons).