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How to Make Five-Ingredient Vinaigrette Dressing

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how to make Five-Ingredient Vinaigrette Dressing

how to make Five-Ingredient Vinaigrette Dressing

Vinaigrette is a basic salad dressing that is made with oil, vinegar, and seasoning. The typical vinaigrette ratio is three parts oil to one part vinegar. There are a variety of oils and vinegars that may be used in making a vinaigrette. This particular recipe contains only five ingredients, and it's quick and easy to make. I enjoy serving this dressing with many types of salads.

Five-ingredient vinaigrette dressing

Five-ingredient vinaigrette dressing

Cook Time

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5 min

5 min

Approximately 1/2 cup


  • 6 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons white sugar
  • 2 tablespoons vinegar
  • Salt, to taste
  • Black pepper, to taste


For Making the Five-Ingredient Vinaigrette Dressing:

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  • 3 small bowls
  • measuring spoons

For Storing:

  • bottle or dispenser


  1. Transfer and dilute sugar with vinegar in a squeeze bottle or any container with a lid.
  2. Add the vegetable oil.
  3. Cover the bottle or container. Shake it until everything is mixed thoroughly.
  4. Season the vinaigrette dressing with salt and pepper.
  5. Cover and shake the container to mix all of the ingredients completely.
  6. Store the vinaigrette inside the refrigerator for future use.

Vinaigrette Dressing Step-by-Step Procedure

Tips and Techniques

  • Use artificial sweetener to make it an ideal salad dressing for diabetic patients.
  • Replace regular oil with olive oil to create a healthier version.
  • Regular oil may solidify if stored inside the refrigerator. In order to prevent this from happening, use olive oil, canola oil or corn oil.
  • Adjust the amount if you opt to use other types of vinegar.
  • Choose any type of vinegar you prefer.
  • Combine all ingredients in a jar. Close the lid and shake until everything is well mixed.
  • Try serving this vinaigrette with my egg salad.
Egg salad with five-ingredient vinaigrette dressing

Egg salad with five-ingredient vinaigrette dressing

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