Basic Vinaigrette - Makes 1 cup

Cuisinart original

Use this basic vinaigrette as a guide and change your vinegar/oil flavors to come up with varying combinations to create exciting salads. You can add other flavors such as crushed or roasted garlic, chopped shallots, fresh or dried herbs, sun-dried tomatoes, honey, lemon juice, or flavored vinegars.


Makes 1 cup


  • 1cup wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 3cup salad or olive oil
  • kosher salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

Nutritional information

Nutritional analysis per tablespoon:

Calories 91 (98% from fat) • carb. 0g • pro. 0g • fat 10g • sat. fat 1g

• chol. 0mg • sod. 23mg • calc. 0mg • fiber 0g



  1. Put all ingredients in the mixing cup. Insert the hand blender into the mixing cup. Blend on Low until combined, about 10 to 15 seconds.
  2. Taste and adjust seasoning as desired.  Serve immediately or store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.  Keep unused portions in the refrigerator up to 2 weeks.