This is a wonderful vinaigrette that my mother invented. It's wonderful as a dressing, but we also use it for chicken marinade and steamed veggies.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
total:
10 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
1.5 cups
Advertisement

Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • Combine the olive oil, vinegar, garlic, oregano, mustard, salt and pepper in a jar with a tight fitting lid. Shake well before serving. Store in the refrigerator.

    Advertisement

Nutrition Facts

137 calories; protein 0.1g; carbohydrates 2.7g; fat 14g; sodium 24.8mg. Full Nutrition
Advertisement

Reviews (131)

Read More Reviews

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
08/13/2003
This dressing is fantastic - with one possible exception. As is it's alot on the vinegary side. I added an extra teaspoon of the dijon mustard and everyone raved! Used it on mesculine mix for a wonderful salad. Read More
(129)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/29/2004
This was okay I felt the mustard competed with the taste of the vinegar. I admit to not being a huge fan of dijon mustard though. I may try again without the mustard. Read More
(13)
175 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 119
  • 4 star values: 45
  • 3 star values: 8
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
08/13/2003
This dressing is fantastic - with one possible exception. As is it's alot on the vinegary side. I added an extra teaspoon of the dijon mustard and everyone raved! Used it on mesculine mix for a wonderful salad. Read More
(129)
Rating: 5 stars
12/23/2006
I have to agree with Dadcooks. If you have a good quality balsamic vinegar, this vinaigrette is spectacular. (To make a cheap balsamic vinegar better tasting, reduce it to half in a non reactive metal pot over low heat. It takes time but worth it if you want that yummy taste). Read More
(90)
Rating: 4 stars
10/10/2003
Great and easy recipe. I did cut the vinegar to 1/2 cup added more garlic and some crushed red pepper flakes. This will be a mainstay now in our house. Read More
(64)
Advertisement
Rating: 4 stars
07/18/2006
For those that complain of a too vinegary tast it means you are using a poor quality balsamic--a good balsamic tastes good all by itself! Read More
(46)
Rating: 5 stars
10/07/2003
My husband and I really enjoyed this dressing! He told me to make another batch because he was ready to take shots of it! LOL! I didn't have any fresh garlic on hand so used garlic powder and it was still great. Also added onion powder and a pinch of sugar. Will add this to my recipe box. Read More
(30)
Rating: 5 stars
04/11/2007
I just got back from vacation and had a wonderful balsamic vinaigrette in Leavenworth Washington. I came home wanting to find a recipe that was equally as good - and this was it! Thanks for sharing. It will be a standard in my home. Read More
(26)
Advertisement
Rating: 4 stars
01/05/2010
Very good but a little too much vinegar. I added a little more olive oil and dijon along with a little sugar. Read More
(14)
Rating: 3 stars
01/29/2004
This was okay I felt the mustard competed with the taste of the vinegar. I admit to not being a huge fan of dijon mustard though. I may try again without the mustard. Read More
(13)
Rating: 4 stars
05/23/2004
This is a good and quick dressing! Nice and simple! I did add one more teaspoon of dijon mustad to cut down the vinegar taste. Read More
(11)
Advertisement