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Basic Vinaigrette

Photo: Antonis Achilleos; Styling: Gerri Williams for James Reps


Prep time 5 mins
Yield Yields: About 3/4 cup (serving size: 2 tbsp.)
Once you try this super-simple Basic Vinaigrette, you'll find yourself tossing it on anything from salads to sandwiches to grilled meat.


  • 6 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 4 1/2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil

Nutrition Information

  • calories 121
  • fat 12 g
  • satfat 2 g
  • protein 0.0 g
  • carbohydrate 3 g
  • fiber 0.0 g
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg
  • sodium 187 mg

How to Make It

  1. Whisk vinegar, mustard, salt and pepper. Continue to whisk while adding oil in a slow, steady stream until dressing is emulsified and thickened.