Basic Vinaigrette

When making a vinaigrette with a potent vinegar like one made from sherry, use the larger amount of oil.
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  • Total: 10 min
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Yield: About 1 cup
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1/4 white wine, champagne or aged sherry wine vinegar

2 teaspoons Dijon mustard

1 teaspoon kosher salt plus more to taste

Freshly ground black pepper, to taste

2/3 to 3/4 cups extra-virgin olive oil


  1. In a small mixing bowl, whisk together the vinegar, mustard, salt, and pepper. Gradually whisk in enough oil to make a smooth dressing with a balanced taste. Use immediately or store covered, in the refrigerator, for up to a week.