Simple Red Wine Vinaigrette

Simple Red Wine Vinaigrette


An everyday vinaigrette comprised of garlic, red wine vinegar, olive oil, salt and pepper.
  • Serves: 3/4 cup
  • Active Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 5 mins
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Step 1: Making the Vinaigrette

• 1 clove garlic
• 3 tbsp red wine vinegar
• 9 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
• sea salt, to taste
• freshly ground pepper, to taste


To prepare the vinaigrette, first mince the garlic. Using either a bowl or a jar, mix together the garlic, vinegar and the olive oil. Make sure to use a quality olive oil, as this dressing is all about simple, but quality, ingredients. Finish with a good pinch or two of salt and pepper and shake to emulsify.

This dressing will keep in the refrigerator for a couple of days.

Chef's Notes

The variations of this everyday vinaigrette are endless. Simply add items such as minced shallots, fresh herbs and spices to create new flavors.


  • Plamena A
    Plamena A
    I just watched the lesson on selecting and storing greens. It inspired me to go to the Jean Talon market here in Montreal, where I bought the freshest, most tender lettuce. Just finished a huge bowl with the red wine dressing. Amazing. I will add more garlic next time.
  • Maria K
    Maria K
    If need to make a large amount of vinaigrette and cannot use a jar what is the right technique?
  • Dawn T Rouxbe Staff
    Dawn T
    If you do not have a jar, no problem at al—a jar is merely used for convenience purposes. Whether making a small batch or a large batch of vinaigrette, simple use an appropriate sized bowl, add the garlic, vinegar and then slowly add in the oil, while whisking. For more information, be sure to watch the lesson on "How to Make Dressings & Vinaigrettes. Hope that helps. Cheers!

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