Red Wine Vinaigrette
Condiments & Sauces,  Vegan

Red Wine Vinaigrette

Red Wine Vinaigrette 

Red wine vinaigrette is my latest salad dressing recipe! I must admit that I love how easy it is to make! This recipe is the most perfect way to impress dinner guests. 

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Because this red wine vinaigrette has such limited ingredients, it is basically impossible to mess it up, and these are all items most of us have in our pantry, therefore it is easy to whip up a batch right before serving. 

Being a prepper, I’m always inspired to make things from scratch, using limited ingredients, and using items I keep in my pantry at home already. Going back to the basics of scratch-made foods always gives me a sense of confidence and accomplishment. 

Red Wine Vinaigrette Ingredients 

Red wine vinegar, ¼ cup 

Olive oil, extra virgin, ½ cup 

Honey, 2-3 tablespoons 

Salt, ½ teaspoon 

Pepper ½ teaspoon 

Hot sauce, optional/to taste (This is my go-to hot sauce and what I use in my Hot Honey Chicken

Red Wine Vinaigrette Directions 

In a Mason jar, combine all of the ingredients together. The vinegar, oil, honey, salt, pepper, and hot sauce if you are using it. 

Screw the lid on nice and tight, then shake until all of the ingredients are well mixed. 

Use immediately or store in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. Shake well before every use. 

Red Wine Vinaigrette Notes 

When I made this recipe, the first thing I did was smell it, and it smelled really acidic. Like I was about to taste pure vinegar kind of acidity. But don’t go off smell alone! I promise it isn’t nearly as acidic as it smells. 

When adding the honey, start with 2 tablespoons, mix and then taste. If it’s too tart or acidic, add in ½ a tablespoon of honey at a time, and mix again until the desired balance is reached. Then add in the hot sauce, if you’re using it. Also try it by dipping a piece of lettuce in it, as it will taste different on salad. I mean different by being more balanced than anticipated just based on taste by itself. 

When storing in the refrigerator, the ingredients will separate. That’s ok! Just give it a good shake before serving, and it’ll be fine. But it does separate a lot faster than store-bought salad dressings because there are no preservatives in this. 

Husband Approved 

I told my husband, Nathan, that I was making this dressing for dinner earlier this week. His response was, so you know we have ranch in the refrigerator, right? He’s like a child in that he’ll wrinkle his nose up to anything new, especially salad dressing. 

I’m not sure why he’s so picky with salad dressings. But he tried this one and he liked it. He told me to make sure I noted the fact this recipe is husband approved when I wrote the recipe! This red wine vinaigrette recipe is husband approved. 

Why I love this recipe 

This red wine vinaigrette recipe is the perfect way to impress dinner guests by making a tasty salad dressing from scratch. There is something about scratch-made recipes that no one can argue with. They always taste better to me, and I love impressing people with skills like that, because so few people actually cook like that anymore. 

It is so easy to make! Anyone can make this, even the most novice cook. You don’t have to be a classic French trained chef to throw a few simple ingredients in a jar and shake it up! I love how the simplest recipes are the most delicious. It really is that easy to make too. 

All of the ingredients are things I keep in my pantry already. Can’t make it to the grocery store? That’s ok! That is what I love about this recipe, I have everything on hand and it saves me time and an extra trip to the grocery store. 


Have you tried this red wine vinaigrette recipe, or my ranch dressing recipe? Do you make your own salad dressings? What is your favorite salad dressing? Tell me about it all in the comments! 

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