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Basic Homemade Vinaigrette Dressing

Hands-on time: 5 min
Total time: 20 min

This recipe for a basic homemade vinaigrette is one I made up about a year ago and have been using ever since.  The one important thing to remember about homemade vinaigrette dressings is that the oil and vinegar separate quite easily, unlike the packaged kinds.  That’s because the packaged ones have additives (called emulsifiers) that keep them from separating as easily.  So shake the bottle every time you pour it, and you’ll be fine.  It’s a small price to pay to avoid eating fake ingredients.


  • 1 tsp italian seasoning blend
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp fresh ground pepper
  • 1/2 C olive oil
  • 1/4 C red or white wine vinegar
  • 3 Tbsp water

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