The Basics: Classic Vinaigrette

Hello friends!

I’m so excited to share my new little series with you! It’s all about basic skills and recipes to use in your own kitchen. While talking with family and friends recently, I realized that there are some things I’ve picked up along my cooking journey that should be shared. They’re all simple skills and tips, but each upcoming post will include a recipe to go along with it!

First, I want to introduce my Aunt Barbara’s Classic Vinaigrette. I’m a huge fan of salads and recently I got into making my own dressing to avoid all the extra stuff they put in store dressings. Having a simple vinaigrette recipe is key. My Aunt has been making this dressing for years and I LOVE it. I finally asked for the recipe and I thought I’d share it with you!

Classic Vinaigrette


  • 1/4 Cup White Wine Vinegar*
  • 1 Tbsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 Tbsp Dijon Mustard
  • 1 Tsp Salt
  • Pepper to Taste
  • 1/2-3/4 Cup Olive Oil
*I just had white vinegar, but it still works!


1. Add vinegar, garlic powder, mustard, salt, and pepper to a mason jar or dressing carafe. Do NOT add olive oil yet! (Trust me, I’ve tried)


2. Whisk with a fork until smooth.


3. Add olive oil and whisk until combined.


4. Add to your favorite salad and enjoy!



I can’t share a salad dressing recipe without sharing a salad! My favorite way to have this dressing is over a Greek salad. I feel like this dressing is meant to be with olives and feta.

Simple Greek Salad



(Makes one large salad)

  • 2 Cups Chopped Lettuce / Greens
  • 1 Small Tomato
  • 5-7 Olives
  • Crumbled Feta*
  • Homemade Vinaigrette
*This feta from Trader Joe’s is the best! It’s SO creamy.


  1. Chop lettuce, tomato, and olives and add to bowl.
  2. Crumble feta on top.
  3. Add vinaigrette, toss, and enjoy!



If you’re like me and you crave salads in the spring, I highly recommend this recipe. It will definitely be on rotation for my work lunches. Can you tell I’m obsessed?

Stay tuned for more basic kitchen tips and recipes!

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