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Classic Vinaigrette Salad Dressing Recipe

This Classic Vinaigrette Salad Dressing Recipe is perfect for any salad and it's so easy to make! Better than store-bought dressing!
Course Salad, Salad Dressing
Cuisine American, North American
Keyword Classic Vinaigrette Salad Dressing Recipe, Salad Dressing Recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 9 servings
Calories 145kcal
Author Chrissie


  • 2/3 cup olive oil
  • 7 tablespoons white wine vinegar substitute red wine vinegar, if desired
  • 3 teaspoons dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 clove garlic, very finely minced or use 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil (use minced fresh basil, if desired)
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme (use minced fresh thyme, if desired)


  • Add the oil, vinegar, mustard, salt, pepper, garlic, basil and thyme to a mason jar.
  • Add the lid and secure it tightly.
  • Shake well until a smooth dressing forms.
  • Serve over your favourite green or garden salads, or store in the fridge in a jar or other airtight container until ready to serve.



This salad dressing keeps well in the fridge for up to 2 weeks, in a tightly sealed jar or airtight container. 


Serving: 2tablespoons | Calories: 145kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 279mg | Potassium: 8mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 1mg