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Oil & Vinegar Salad Dressing

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Basic Vinaigrette Recipe

This simple oil & vinegar salad dressing, which is also called a basic vinaigrette or basic French dressing, can be mixed up in a flash. It uses the standard 3:1 vinaigrette ratio, meaning 3 parts oil to 1 part vinegar.

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients:

  • ¾ cup salad oil (see note)
  • ¼ cup white wine vinegar
  • Kosher salt and ground white pepper (or freshly ground black pepper), to taste

Preparation:

  1. Place all the ingredients in a blender and mix for about 10 seconds or until fully combined.

  2. 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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 4 out of 5
Best salad dressing for me and for my health, Member kitttymeoww

It was so good i made it for a week! Thanks so much!!

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