Simple Vinaigrette Dressing

I used to love eating ranch and thousand island dressing… until I found out what they were made from.  So now I make my own 1 minute dressing from a few simple ingredients.  This is a variation of the normal vinaigrette as I add mustard. Also, I never use a recipe and usually eyeball it.. just remember that the ratio of the oil to vinegar is about 3:1. Since I like the vinegar, I tend to add a little more… you can play around with the ratios depending on how much dressing you need, but I’ve added examples to the right if you need measurements.




  • 3 parts EVOO (extra virgin olive oil) (Example: 3/4 cup)
  • 1 part basalmic vinegar (Example: 1/4 cup)
  • a little Dijon mustard (Example: 1 tbsp)
  • a pinch of Kosher salt to taste
  • a few twists of ground pepper (I use ground black pepper)
  • squirt of lime/lemon
  • a whisk


  1. Add the vinegar and mustard and mix with the whisk.
  2. Add the olive oil and whisk until the oil and vinegar are no longer separated.
  3. Add salt, pepper, lime/lemon.
  4. Enjoy!


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