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Garlic Vinaigrette

It is so easy to make your own vinaigrette! With just 6 simple ingredients and a whisk, this Garlic Vinaigrette will be on your new go-to salad dressing recipe! 

I recently had my video for Garlic Cheese Bread go viral on Facebook and a few people left comments like “TOO MUCH GARLIC”.

My first thought: Is that a thing?

Not in my world.

When it comes to garlic, I add it whenever and wherever I can. I love Roasted Garlic Alfredo, Garlic Fried Chicken, Garlic Rice and of course, garlic bread.

So it would make sense that I also like my dressings garlicky too, right? Right. And this Basic Garlic Vinaigrette is simple vinaigrette perfection.

It is so easy to make your own vinaigrette! With just 6 simple ingredients and a whisk, this Garlic Vinaigrette will be on your new go-to recipe! 

What ingredients do you need for vinaigrette dressing?

To make a traditional vinaigrette dressing you don’t need a lot of ingredients.  The basic vinaigrette ratio is 1 part vinegar to 3 parts oil. After that your seasonings are all up to you.

Ingredients needed for garlic vinaigrette on white background.

EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL: You will really taste the olive oil in this recipe so its essential that you use a high quality olive oil.

WHITE WINE VINEGAR: You can’t have a vinaigrette without vinegar! This recipe uses white wine vinegar. White wine vinegar is pretty neutral tasting but also has a subtle fruity flavor.

GARLIC: Obviously, garlic vinaigrette is going to have garlic. Because it’s raw and that this doesn’t make a huge amount of vinaigrette you’re only going to need one large or 2 small cloves.

STONE GROUND MUSTARD: I used a garlic stone ground mustard for this recipe (see above about garlic obsession), but any stone ground mustard will do.

SALT AND PEPPER

How do you make garlic vinaigrette?

You guys, it could not be easier to make vinaigrette! All you have to do is whisk together all the ingredients until they are emulsified. I like to let mine set for about 20 minutes before using and then whisk once more.

Overhead photo of making garlic vinaigrette.

What is vinaigrette used for?

Obviously, vinaigrette is used most often on salads. But you can also use this garlic vinaigrette on grilled or roasted vegetables, as a marinade for chicken or to drizzle over grilled fish.

It is so easy to make your own vinaigrette! With just 6 simple ingredients and a whisk, this Garlic Vinaigrette will be on your new go-to recipe! 

How long does homemade vinaigrette salad dressing last?

This garlic vinaigrette salad dressing should keep in your refrigerator for about a week.

Easy Basic Vinaigrette Recipe

Making your own salad dressing is super fun! If you want to make more of your own check out these recipes:

This Creamy Pesto Dressing is an Old Spaghetti Factory Copycat and one of my family’s favorites!

Making your own Homemade Caesar Dressing is super easy! And if you’re concerned about raw eggs, don’t be, this recipe uses mayonnaise.

Thousand Island Dressing is great on salads, burgers and sandwiches!

Nothing beats the classic, Homemade Buttermilk Ranch Dressing!

Note: This recipe was originally published in 2019. It was updated with new photos and information in 2022.

 Garlic vinaigrette on a salad.

Garlic Vinaigrette

It is so easy to make your own vinaigrette! With just 6 simple ingredients and a whisk, this Garlic Vinaigrette will be on your new go-to recipe! 
5 from 7 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Condiments
Cuisine American
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 111 kcal

Ingredients
  

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 1 teaspoon stone ground mustard
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • Combine all ingredients together and whisk until emulsified.

Notes

Nutrition facts not guaranteed.

Nutrition

Calories: 111kcalCarbohydrates: 0.4gProtein: 0.1gFat: 12.6gSaturated Fat: 1.8gSodium: 6mg
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Keywords: dairy free, dressing, gluten free, vegan, vinaigrette

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  • Reply
    cookie clicker
    June 11, 2021 at 2:17 am

    5 stars
    It can be said that I am a big fan of garlic and it’s definitely a must-have ingredient in most of my meals
    Thank you so much for the recipe

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    Karen
    August 14, 2019 at 7:29 pm

    5 stars
    I used to LOVE the old Good Seasons garlic dressing, but I guess they don’t make it anymore. I’ve been looking for a substitute. Hopefully, this is it!

  • Reply
    Katerina @ diethood .com
    March 14, 2019 at 3:06 am

    5 stars
    I LOVE the flavors in this!! SO good!!

  • Reply
    Erin | Dinners,Dishes and Dessert
    March 14, 2019 at 12:19 am

    5 stars
    This couldn’t look any more perfect!

  • Reply
    Catalina
    March 13, 2019 at 4:51 am

    5 stars
    I love all these ingredients! I will love this for sure!

  • Reply
    Cathy
    March 12, 2019 at 8:10 pm

    I MUST make this and put it on everything!

  • Reply
    Amanda
    March 12, 2019 at 4:50 pm

    5 stars
    The avocado is a nice touch😊

  • Reply
    Chrissie Baker
    March 12, 2019 at 12:23 pm

    5 stars
    Loving the zesty vinegar to oil ratio here – a fabulous dressing recipe perfect for salads galore!

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    Hey! I'm Des!

    Welcome to Life’s Ambrosia where Dinner is served and memories are made. Here you will find over 1000 tried and true recipes for every possible occasion. In the last 10 years, this blog has helped millions of families put dinner on the table and create food memories. Let me help you too.

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