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This Red Wine Vinaigrette is easy and fabulous. 5 pantry ingredients (including salt!) is all it takes for the easiest vinaigrette, ever.

Red wine vinaigrette in a clear glass bowl.
Table of Contents
  1. Recipe ingredients
  2. Ingredient notes
  3. Instructions
  4. Recipe tips and variations
  5. Red Wine Vinaigrette Recipe

Recipe ingredients

Red wine vinaigrette ingredients.

Ingredient notes

  • Dijon mustard: Sometimes I use up to 1 tablespoon Dijon in this recipe because I love the flavor. Spicy brown mustard works too.
  • Oregano: Or substitute Italian seasoning or your favorite minced fresh herbs (such as basil, chives, and parsley).
  • Salt and pepper: I recommend tasting the dressing before you add any salt. Then, add ¼ teaspoon salt and taste it again. Once I figure out the salt, I generally add 50% of that amount of freshly ground black pepper (that’s a ratio I learned in culinary school and I like it).

Instructions

  • In a small bowl whisk together olive oil, vinegar, Dijon mustard, and oregano. Season to taste with salt and pepper (I like ½ teaspoon salt and ¼ teaspoon pepper).
A clear bowl with ingredients prepared to toss for the Greek Pasta Salad, while Homemade Red Wine Vinaigrette is being poured into the bowl from a white serving container.

Recipe tips and variations

  • Yield: This recipe makes ¾ cup dressing, enough for 6 servings (2 tablespoons each). 1 recipe of dressing will dress 8-10 cups salad.
  • Storage: Store covered in the refrigerator and use within 4 days.
  • Make the dressing your own: Try adding a teaspoon of honey, a tablespoon of fresh lemon juice, a minced clove of garlic, or a pinch of red pepper flakes.
  • Mike’s Way: This reminds me of the dressing they use at Jersey Mike’s. It’s great on sandwiches!

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Red wine vinaigrette in a clear glass bowl.

Red Wine Vinaigrette

This Red Wine Vinaigrette is easy and fabulous. 5 pantry ingredients (including salt!) is all it takes for the easiest vinaigrette, ever.
4.98 from 71 votes
Prep Time 1 min
Cook Time 1 min
Total Time 2 mins
Servings 6 servings (2 tbsp each)
Course Pantry
Cuisine American
Calories 162

Ingredients 

  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard (see note 1)
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano (see note 2)
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper (see note 3)

Instructions 

  • In a small bowl whisk together olive oil, vinegar, Dijon mustard, and oregano. Season to taste with salt and pepper (I like ½ teaspoon salt and ¼ teaspoon pepper).

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Notes

  1. Dijon mustard: Sometimes I use up to 1 tablespoon Dijon in this recipe because I love the flavor. Spicy brown mustard works too.
  2. Oregano: Or substitute Italian seasoning or your favorite minced fresh herbs (such as basil, chives, and parsley).
  3. Salt and pepper: I recommend tasting the dressing before you add any salt. Then, add ¼ teaspoon salt and taste it again. Once I figure out the salt, I generally add 50% of that amount of freshly ground black pepper (that’s a ratio I learned in culinary school and I like it).
  4. Yield: This recipe makes ¾ cup dressing, enough for 6 servings (2 tablespoons each). 1 recipe of dressing will dress 8-10 cups salad.
  5. Storage: Store covered in the refrigerator and use within 4 days.
  6. Make the dressing your own: Try adding a teaspoon of honey, a tablespoon of fresh lemon juice, a minced clove of garlic, or a pinch of red pepper flakes.
  7. Mike’s Way: This reminds me of the dressing they use at Jersey Mike’s. It’s great on sandwiches!

Nutrition

Serving: 2tbspCalories: 162kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 1gFat: 18gSaturated Fat: 2gSodium: 11mgPotassium: 9mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 6IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 7mgIron: 1mg
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    1. Hi Chris, I’m glad it tasted great! Is it possible you may have used a higher quality olive oil than I used in the picture or a different brand of vinegar? Both of those could affect the color change in the dressing. Take care! – meggan

  1. Loved the way ingredients blended together. Found it way too tart so added honey to sweeten it up-much better!3 stars

    1. Hi Patricia, thank you for the feedback. Glad you were able to adjust it to your liking! – Meggan

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