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Italian vinaigrette

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SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
5 min
Prep
5 min
Serves
8
Difficulty
Easy
It’s always a good idea to have a multi-purpose easy-to-make Italian vinaigrette in your repertoire, and this recipe delivers just that. This one is ready in about five minutes and uses a variety of pantry staples that create a fresh, flavorful, versatile vinaigrette that is perfect over mixed greens, pasta, or grain-based salads. It also doubles as a marinade for chicken, seafood, or vegetables. Shallots, which are a type of onion, are small—they look like a misshapen onion—and have a milder, slightly sweet flavor with a hint of garlic. They help give this vinaigrette a flavor that is more special than most bottled dressings.

Ingredients

Uncooked shallot(s)

¼ cup(s), minced

Red-wine vinegar

¼ cup(s)

Vegetable broth

¼ cup(s), or water

Extra virgin olive oil

3 Tbsp

Italian seasoning

1 tsp, blend

Sugar

½ tsp

Table salt

½ tsp

Black pepper

¼ tsp

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients in small jar with tight-fitting lid. Seal jar and shake until mixed well. Can be refrigerated up to 4 days. Shake well before using.
  2. Serving size: 1 1/2 tbsp

Notes

Getting ready to grill? Make the vinaigrette your go-to marinade.