Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen

Basic Vinaigrette

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  • Total: 10 min
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Yield: About 1 cup
When making a vinaigrette with a potent vinegar like one made from sherry, use the larger amount of 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.