All-Purpose Red Wine Vinaigrette

Looking for a new vinaigrette to add spark to your salad?  This one was my grandmother’s.  It was the ONLY salad dressing I ever ate growing up.  I never knew that pre-made, store-bought dressings existed until I went to university and tried Catalina dressing from the bottle (yum!!).

This home-made dressing is sharp, vinegary and hits are the right notes.  The best part is that you likely have all the ingredients in your pantry right now.  It will last a week or so in your fridge and goes with any salad and any meal.

All-Purpose Red Wine Vinaigrette

This dressing goes well with any leaf or grain salad. Make this and keep it in your fridge for up to 10 days.
Servings 12 2 tablespoon servings


  • 1 cup safflower oil
  • ½ cup red wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tsps dry mustard
  • 2 tsps Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • ½ tsp sugar
  • Fresh pepper, to taste


  • In a mixing bowl or dressing container, whisk all ingredients together.
  • Drizzle on salad, toss, serve.


Makes 355 ml dressing.