There are certain foods that you should never have to buy; one of them is salad dressing. I know that the term “vinaigrette” may sound intimidating, but it’s easy to put one together in 30 seconds using ingredients you (should) already have in your pantry. All you need is vinegar, mustard, salt, and oil, plus a container with a tight lid.
You are probably thinking to yourself, “Where are the measurements?” The beautiful thing about this is that you don’t need to be precise at all. Depending on how much dressing you need you can make more or less, using rough approximations of amounts. A traditional vinaigrette uses a ratio of three parts oil to one part vinegar, but as you can see in the video above I didn’t worry too much about that.
For the record, I used red wine vinegar, dijon mustard, kosher salt, and olive oil. Once you know the technique you can customize the vinaigrette however you’d like. Try using lemon juice instead of vinegar. Add some finely chopped herbs. There’s no limit to what you can do.
The video was shot by Donny and features a cameo appearance by our friend Louie. Enjoy!