How to Make a Vinaigrette

Classic Vinaigrette

Contributor: Christine Pittman

Get our your greens because we’ve got the perfect classic vinaigrette over here today. With tons of tips and ideas too! Our Salad Dressing topic is brought to you by Stonyfield Organic.

  • Author: Christine Pittman
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 min
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 cup 1x
  • Category: Sauce
  • Method: No-Cook
  • Cuisine: American


  • ¼ cup red wine vinegar
  • 2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp pepper
  • ¾ cup olive oil


  1. Measure the vinegar, mustard, salt and pepper into a blender, medium bowl or a jar.
  2. If you’re using a blender, start it running and slowly drizzle in the oil (this method tends to stay emulsified and stable for the longest). If you’re using a bowl, get out your whisk. Put the bowl on a kitchen hand towel so that it’s less likely to move around. Start whisking the vinegar and then very slowly drizzle in the oil. If you’re using a jar, pour the oil into the jar and put the lid on. Shake it lots.