Red Wine Vinaigrette

This classic Red Wine Vinaigrette recipe is super versatile, it only takes a few minutes to whip up, and it always tastes SO delicious!

The BEST Red Wine Vinaigrette recipe!  It's quick and easy to make, super versatile, and it doubles as a delicious salad dressing and marinade! | gimmesomeoven.com

As many of you may have noticed over the years, there seems to be a bit of a trend with many of the salad (and pasta salad!) recipes here on the blog:

SO many of them are tossed with a red wine vinaigrette. ¬†ūüôą

What can I say? ¬†It’s one of my all-time favorite dressings! ¬†It’s ultra quick and easy to whip up. ¬†It’s made with ingredients I always have on hand. ¬†It’s wildly versatile, and compliments nearly any kind of salad. ¬†And it’s consistently so freaking¬†delicious.

Seriously, this is one of those classic¬†recipes in life that I recommend every cook memorize so that you can always have it in your back pocket. ¬†And I’m pretty certain that your salads¬†will be all the more delicious for it. ¬†ūüėČ

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To make the vinaigrette, simply whisk all of your ingredients together in a bowl until combined. ¬†Or — my favorite method — add¬†the ingredients¬†to¬†a mason jar, then cover and give everything¬†a good shake-shake-shake until combined.

I love this classic recipe.  But there are endless ways you could also customize it, such as:

  • adding in a tablespoon or two of mayo or Greek yogurt to make it¬†creamy
  • adding in extra lemon juice to make it really tangy
  • adding in some tahini to give it a Mediterranean twist
  • adding in some Parmesan, to make it extra¬†cheesy
  • swap out the Italian seasoning for chopped fresh herbs, or a different dried seasoning blend
  • etc.

I recommend it on:

Really, you¬†hardly can go wrong with a classic red wine vinaigrette. ¬†So here’s my favorite recipe for how to make it!

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Red Wine Vinaigrette

This classic Red Wine Vinaigrette recipe is quick and easy to make, super versatile, and totally delicious! ¬†Feel free to customize it however you’d like, using the suggestions mentioned in the post above.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons¬†red wine vinegar
  • 2 cloves garlic, pressed or finely¬†minced
  • 2¬†teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1¬†teaspoon dried Italian seasonings (or dried oregano*)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly-cracked black pepper
  • (optional: 1 tablespoon honey to sweeten, if desired)

Directions:

  1. Whisk all ingredients together in a small bowl until combined.  (Or shake together in a sealed mason jar or bottle until combined.)  Add in 1-2 tablespoons honey to taste, if you would like a sweeter dressing.
  2. Serve immediately, or refrigerate in a sealed container for up to 2 weeks.

*Oregano is a slightly more versatile option here.

**The top photo pictures a double batch of this recipe.

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If you make this recipe, be sure to snap a photo and hashtag it #gimmesomeoven. I'd love to see what you cook!

Be sure to also check out my other favorite salad dressings!

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