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.
¼ cup(s), minced
¼ cup(s), or water
Extra virgin olive oil
1 tsp, blend
- 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.
- Serving size: 1 1/2 tbsp
Getting ready to grill? Make the vinaigrette your go-to marinade.