It's easier than you think to make your own dressing. Get creative with any of the variations on the basic herb vinaigrette.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • In a screw-top jar combine oil, vinegar, sugar, herb, mustard, garlic, and pepper. Cover and shake well. Serve immediately or cover and store in refrigerator for up to 3 days if using fresh herbs. If using dried herbs, store covered in refrigerator up to 1 week. Stir or shake well before using. Makes about 3/4 cup.

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Raspberry Vinaigrette:

Prepare as above, except use raspberry or red wine vinegar instead of the listed vinegar options, omit the sugar, and add 3 tablespoons seedless raspberry preserve

Balsamic Vinaigrette:

Prepare as above, except use regular or white balsamic vinegar. Makes about 3/4 cup.

Orange Balsamic Vinaigrette:

Prepare Balsamic Vinaigrette as above, except reduce balsamic vinegar to 3 tablespoons. Add 1/2 teaspoon finely shredded orange peel and 1/4 cup orange juice.

Ginger Vinaigrette:

Prepare as above, except use rice vinegar, substitute 2 teaspoons honey for the sugar, and use 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger instead of the herb. Add 2 teaspoons soy sauce.

Nutrition Facts

57 calories; 6 g total fat; 1 g saturated fat; 1 g polyunsaturated fat; 4 g monounsaturated fat; 0 mg cholesterol; 0 mg sodium. 8 mg potassium; 1 g carbohydrates; 0 g fiber; 0 g sugar; 0 g protein; 0 RE vitamin a; 0 IU vitamin a; 1 mg vitamin c; 0 mg thiamin; 0 mg riboflavin; 0 mg niacin equivalents; 0 mg vitamin b6; 0 mcg folate; 0 mcg vitamin b12; 0 mg calcium; 0 mg iron;

Reviews (1)

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03/02/2013
Good recipe but it says "12 teaspoon" dried herbs. This is a typo, should be a half