Classic Vinaigrette

Ditch the bottled stuff and whisk up a batch of this workhorse vinaigrette.
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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 5 min
  • Active: 5 min
  • Yield: 1 cup
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1/4 cup white wine vinegar

1 to 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

3/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil


  1. Whisk together the vinegar, mustard and a generous pinch of salt in a small bowl. Gradually whisk in the oil, starting with a few drops and then adding the rest in a steady stream to make a smooth, slightly thick dressing. Whisk in a couple turns of freshly ground black pepper.