How to Make Vinaigrette

Homemade salad dressings are healthful and delicious. They are great for tons of different salads at any time of the day. Store bought salad dressings can be full of unnecessary ingredients that are not good for you and add to your caloric intake.  Today I’ll show you three different ways to make your own vinaigrette. You’ll need some ingredients for this so here is a list for each along with directions.

Citrus Vinaigrette Ingredients1

2 pinches of salt

2 tablespoons of fresh lemon juice

1 tablespoon of fresh orange juice

½ of a cup of extra virgin olive oil

We will start by making a citrus vinaigrette which is great when you want that bright, tangy flavor. You’ll need a medium sized bowl of course to mix everything in and a whisk. First start by placing two pinches of salt in the bottom of the bowl, next whisk in two tablespoons of fresh lemon juice and a tablespoon of fresh orange juice, Finally you can slowly whisk in one half of a cup of extra virgin olive oil. Whisk this vigorously so everything is incorporated and there is your citrus vinaigrette.

Balsamic Vinaigrette Ingredients2

2 pinches of salt

3 tablespoons of balsamic vinegar

Freshly ground black pepper to taste

½ of a cup of extra virgin olive oil

Now we will be making balsamic vinaigrette which has a kick to it. This is delicious on a huge variety of veggies so you’ve got to try it at least once. We start off just the same as the citrus vinaigrette which is to get yourself a medium sized bowl to prepare this in. Then we can throw in two pinches of salt to begin. Grab your whisk and start whisking in three tablespoons of balsamic vinaigrette. Add in some freshly cracked black pepper and then we can move on with the last step. Slowly start whisking in one half of a cup of extra virgin olive oil making sure to whisk very well and there you have it. Our balsamic vinaigrette is finished and ready to drizzle onto your favorite salad.

Dijon Vinaigrette Ingredients3

2 pinches of salt

1 tablespoon of Dijon mustard

2 tablespoons of red wine vinegar or balsamic vinegar

½ of a cup of extra virgin olive oil

So we’ve made two different vinaigrettes already but we can’t stop there because there is still one more recipe I have for you and that is for the Dijon vinaigrette which is yet another delicious salad dressing. You’ve probably got this step memorized by now but I’ll tell you again just in case. Get a medium sized bowl and a whisk then add those two pinches of salt directly to the bottom of it. Grab your Dijon mustard and measure out one tablespoon to add to the bowl. Now you can get whisking because we are going to slowly add in two tablespoons of red wine vinegar. If you don’t have any you can also use balsamic vinegar. Don’t stop whisking yet, just slow down a little bit and very carefully start adding in one half of a cup of extra virgin olive oil. Finish whisking that up until all the ingredients are blended well and you’re left with a beautiful Dijon vinaigrette to decorate another salad with some delicious flavor. Give all three of these a try and you won’t regret it. Enjoy.