Simple creamy vinaigrette

The Simple Vinaigrette recipe can be taken to the next level with the addition of a few ingredients and turned into a delicious creamy salad dressing.
Course miscellaneous, vegetable
Keyword dressing


  • 1/4 cup good white wine vinegar champagne, sherry or white balsamic
  • 1/2 cup good quality olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons sour cream creme fresh, yogurt or mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • 1 small minced shallot
  • salt to taste the mustard will add salt
  • 1/4-1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh herbs basil, parsley, dill, tarragon or oregano or 1 teaspoon dried herbs


  1. Place all ingredients in a shaker bottle or mason jar and shake vigorously.
  2. Let rest for 10 minutes or longer before dressing salad.

Recipe Notes

Perfect over sliced tomatoes or with your favorite salad mix

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