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Homemade Red Wine Vinaigrette with Dijon Mustard

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This Homemade Red Wine Vinaigrette with Dijon Mustard is tangy, flavorful, and perfect for salads and marinades. This easy-to-make dressing can elevate various dishes, from simple salads to roasted vegetables and grilled meats.

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Warmer weather means we tend to have more salads for lunch and dinner. I love dressings like this Red Wine Vinaigrette with Dijon Mustard. Adding the mustard gives it a creaminess but isn’t heavy like creamy dressings can be. I also love my homemade Greek Salad Dressing and it’s just as simple to make as this one is.

This vinaigrette is not just for salads, use it to elevate roasted vegetables, and even as a marinade for grilled meats. Try it on these grilled pork chops. It’s even delicious over a simple summer pasta salad.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • Quick and Easy: You can whip up a batch of this vinaigrette in just a few minutes. With simple ingredients that you likely already have in your pantry.
  • Healthier and Natural: Making your own vinaigrette allows you to control the ingredients, ensuring no artificial preservatives, additives, or excessive sugars.
  • Customizable: One of the best parts about this recipe is its flexibility. You can easily adjust the proportions to suit your taste. Prefer it tangier? Add more vinegar. Want a creamier texture? Increase the mustard. Enjoy a touch of sweetness? A bit of raw honey. You can also experiment with herbs and spices to create your own signature vinaigrette.
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Red Wine Vinaigrette with Dijon Mustard

If you’re tired of the same old store-bought salad dressings or want to add a gourmet touch to your meals without spending hours in the kitchen. This homemade red wine vinaigrette with Dijon mustard is the perfect solution.

Making your own salad dressings has several advantages. You have complete control over the ingredients, ensuring there are no unnecessary additives or preservatives. Adjusting the flavors to suit your taste preferences whether you want more zing or sweetness to the dressing. A homemade version of your favorite vinaigrette is often less expensive than store-bought options.

salad with homemade dressing

Timesaving Tips and Variations

  • You will notice there is not any garlic in this recipe and that’s a personal choice. Feel free to add a clove of finely minced garlic.
  • If the dressing is too tangy, add a touch of honey to balance that out.
  • Want to add fresh herbs? Try whisking in some chopped fresh oregano or rosemary.
  • Store this vinaigrette in a jar or container with a lid so that you can shake it to mix all the ingredients before serving or using it.
  • This dressing makes a great marinade for chicken, pork, and beef.
  • Use to drizzle over roasted vegetables.
  • Add the dressing to pasta salads or use in place of the creamy mayo dressing in potato salad.

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Equipment

Ingredients

2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
1 tablespoon finely chopped shallot
1 ½ teasoons Dijon mustard
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
⅛  teaspoon of kosher salt
⅛  teaspoon of freshly ground black pepper

ingredients for homemade dressing

Directions

Combine vinegar and shallot.  Let stand for 5 minutes. Whisk in mustard. Add oil in a thin, steady stream, whisking constantly until combined. Stir in salt and pepper.

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whisking olive oil into dressing
red wine vinaigrette in bowl with whisk

Use immediately or cover and chill for up to 3 days before using.  If chilled, let stand at room temperature for about 30 minutes and whisk before using.

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Homemade Red Wine Vinaigrette with Dijon Mustard

This Homemade Red Wine Vinaigrette with Dijon Mustard is tangy, flavorful, and perfect for salads and marinades. This easy-to-make dressing can elevate various dishes, from simple salads to roasted vegetables and grilled meats.
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Course: Appetizer, Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: red wine salad dressing, red wine vinaigrette
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 0.33 cup (1/3 cup)
Author: Lisa Kerhin

Equipment

  • mason jar with lid
  • measuring cups and spoons

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped shallots
  • teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • teaspoon kosher salt
  • teaspoon freshly ground pepper

Instructions

  • Combine vinegar and shallot.  Let stand for 5 minutes. Whisk in mustard. Add oil in a thin, steady stream, whisking constantly until combined. Stir in salt and pepper.
  • Use immediately or cover and chill for up to 3 days before using.  If chilled, let stand at room temperature for about 30 minutes and whisk before using.

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