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Red Wine Vinegar Dressing Recipe

A simple red wine vinegar dressing that is the perfect addition to any salad. 

spoonful of red wine vinegar dressing over a salad

I strongly prefer homemade salad dressing to store bought so whenever I have the time and ingredients handy I make my own.

This homemade red wine vinegar salad dressing is a great first salad dressing recipe to try because the ingredients are readily available, cheap, AND you just dump everything into a bottle and shake!

homemade salad dressing in a condiment container

I love this clear plastic squeeze bottle for my homemade dressing. You can get a similar one from Target for only $4.99 with a nice secure top for mixing thing up. 

Plus you have a lot of control over the amount of dressing that comes out. In fact, these squeeze bottles are what many chefs use to add finishing sauces and dressings.

I did some quick math and it costs me around $0.75 to make one bottle of this dressing. Definitely cheaper than store-bought and oh-so-much tastier.

Now I like my vinaigrette pretty zingy, so if you prefer a smoother taste, just reduce the amount of vinegar and increase the amount of oil.

I have some of the ingredients in a range for the same reason – you may prefer more of a mustard taste to come through where others might like it to fade into the background.

So experiment with this red wine vinegar salad dressing recipe until you get it just right and enjoy your leafy greens. 🙂

Red Wine Vinegar Dressing

Red Wine Vinegar Dressing

An easy homemade red wine vinegar salad dressing


  • 1 cup vegetable oil (or olive oil)
  • 1/2 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1 - 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 - 2 tablespoons agave nectar (or sugar)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder


Combine all ingredients in a shaker bottle. Shake well.

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Sunday 27th of October 2019

I just made this and decided to throw in a clove of garlic at the end. Delicious! Perfect recipe!

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Sunday 21st of July 2019

Can I use honey for a sweetener?


Tuesday 23rd of July 2019

I think honey would work just fine.

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