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Herbed Vinaigrette Recipe

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Herbed Vinaigrette Recipe

This herbed vinaigrette recipe is another easy variation on the basic vinaigrette formula. It can be prepared with any one of a number of dried herbs including thyme, marjoram, basil, chives or tarragon. Or, try using ½ tsp of Herbes de Provence.

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes


  • ¾ cup salad oil (see note)
  • ¼ cup white wine vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp. Dijon mustard
  • 2 Tbsp chopped parsley
  • ½ tsp dried herbs (any one of either thyme, marjoram, basil, chives or tarragon)
  • Kosher salt and ground white pepper (or freshly ground black pepper), to taste


  1. Combine the mustard and vinegar in a glass or stainless steel bowl and whisk them together briefly.

  2. Place the mustard-vinegar mixture along with the oil, herbs and seasonings in a blender and mix for about 10 seconds or until fully combined.

  3. Transfer to a glass bowl and let stand for 30 minutes to let the flavors meld. Give the dressing a good whisk immediately before serving.
Makes 1 cup of dressing.

NOTE: Any oil labeled "vegetable oil" or "salad oil" is fine for this basic recipe. You can also use any light, neutral-flavored oil like safflower, canola or soybean oil.
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 5 out of 5
simple and good, Member meekwife

was a little worried about the taste, but needed something in a pinch. was really happy with the out come my 2 year old loved it. will be making again

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