You are here: Home » Recipes » Classic Vinaigrette Classic Vinaigrette Recipe by Our Cookbook Collection Yield 24 servings Vinaigrette is so forgiving. Too oily? Add more vinegar. Too tart? Add more oil. Too bland? Add more salt, or maybe a bit of mustard. Too salty? Add more oil, and maybe some vinegar. PrintEmail Ingredients 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil1/2 cup vinegar (red wine, white wine, balsamic, unseasoned rice or cider)1 tablespoon finely minced shallot (optional)1 teaspoon Dijon mustard, or more to taste1/2 teaspoon coarse salt, or more to taste -- Freshly ground black pepper Instructions Put olive oil, vinegar, shallot, if using, mustard, salt and pepper in a container with a lid. Cover and shake to mix. Taste for seasoning, adding more mustard, salt or pepper. Use about 1 teaspoon of dressing per cup of salad. Makes about 1 cup. Reprinted with permission from Katie Workman's The Mom 100 Cookbook (Workman Publishing, 2012).