There is nothing better than making your own salad dressing at home. This Red Wine Vinaigrette is fresher than any dressing you can buy from the store, only takes 10 minutes to make and a handful of ingredients.
This Red Wine Vinaigrette is a deliciously easy homemade salad dressing recipe, taking only a fraction of the time it takes for you to chop up a salad!
You spend all of this time choosing, rinsing and chopping vibrantly colorful fresh vegetables for a glorious salad. Do you really want to smother it with a clumpy store-bought dressing?
Goodness no! Prepare yourself this Red Wine Vinaigrette using fresh herbs, good quality olive oil and zesty red wine vinegar.
I know some people don’t like buying fresh herbs and prefer to use dried ones from the spice aisle. I think there is a time and a place for both, but in a homemade salad dressing, fresh herbs are the way to go!
I don’t necessarily buy herbs just for the dressing though. I use whatever I have on hand or leftover. Sometimes I even use the stems that were discarded from other recipes. If not in the dressing, these little odd and end pieces can be tossed right into the salad.
If you don’t have or want to buy both herbs, just use one or even substitute with another like parsley, thyme or oregano.
Purchase a handy dandy Salad Dressing Shaker and storer for all your homemade dressings and keep them on hand in the fridge at all times. You are sure to never get bored and will always WOW your friends and family.
Make sure you check out my 7 tips for more interesting salads before you starting chopping!
If you liked this vinaigrette recipe, check out these other easy dressings:
- Chipotle Honey Vinaigrette
- Honey Balsamic Vinaigrette
- Refreshing Citrus Vinaigrette
- Easy Garlic Balsamic Vinaigrette
- 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
- 2 tablespoons water
- 2 tablespoons dill minced
- 2 tablespoons basil minced
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
- Combine all ingredients in an airtight container and shake, shake, shake!
- Pour over your favorite, fresh salad!
If you've tried this recipe, come back and let us know how it was!