Everyday Vinaigrette Recipe

everyday vinaigrette salad dressing recipe

This is one of my all-time favourite salad dressing recipes. It tastes great on any combination of salad greens and is so easy to make. Try the different vinaigrettes for a variety of flavours. After a while you won’t even need the recipe just remember 3 key ingredients (oil, vinegar and water in equal proportions ie. 2 tablespoons of each) flavoured with 3 more ingredients (garlic, mustard and black pepper.)  Enjoy!

Makes 6 tbsp (90 mL)


  • 2 tbsp (25 mL) olive or vegetable oil
  • 2 tbsp (25 mL) of either lemon juice, or rice vinegar, or apple cider vinegar or balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tbsp (25 mL)  water
  • 1 small clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp (5 mL)  Dijon mustard
  • Freshly ground pepper (and a pinch of salt if desired)


  1. In small measuring cup or bowl, or jar with screw top, combine all ingredients (oil, lemon juice /or vinegar, water, garlic, mustard, salt and pepper)
  2. Mix well.

Nutrition information per serving per 1 Tbsp (15 mL)

  • Calories: 42 calories
  • Protein: 0 g
  • Total fat: 5 g
  • Saturated fat: 1 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
  • Carbohydrate: 1 g
  • Fibre: 0 g
  • Sodium: 11 mg
  • Potassium: 9 mg

by Anne Lindsay