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How to Make Vinaigrette

Vinaigrette is a tangy blend of oil and vinegar or other acidic liquid, such as lemon juice, traditionally in a three to one ratio. Depending the vinegar’s tartness, such as when using sweeter-tasting balsamic, this ratio can go slightly lower. Below is a three-step guide for making vinaigrette.

Step 1: Create a flavour base

Flavour vinaigrette with such things as herbs, garlic, shallot, citrus zest, spices, salt and pepper. To ensure your vinaigrette emulsifies, also always add some Dijon mustard.


Step 2: Add an acid

Put the "vinaigre" into vinaigrette by mixing in an acid ingredient, such as vinegar or lemon juice.


Step 3: Whisk in the oil

Now slowly whisk in oil, such as extra virgin olive oil for a strong flavor; grapeseed or sunflower oil, for a mild flavour; or nut oil, for nutty taste.

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