Perfect Vinaigrette

If you want to make a large batch of vinaigrette to store in the refrigerator, make sure to use only vinegar. The lemon juice has a shorter life than any of the other ingredients in the dressing. With vinegar, this dressing will last for several weeks in the fridge.


  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons vinegar or lemon (or one of each – I like red wine vinaigrette)
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup or honey
  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Freshly cracked pepper, to taste

Place all ingredients into a jar with a lid and shake well.