Go Back

Basic Mustard Vinaigrette Recipe

This is one of the best salad dressing I make and it's so easy.
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American


  • 1 glove garlic smashed
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 6 tablespoons oil vegetable, corn, canola, olive or some combination
  • 1 pinch of dried parsley
  • 1 pinch of dried thyme
  • salt and freshly ground pepper to taste


  • In a clean jar or small bowl, add the vinegar, garlic, and mustard and mix well.
  • Slowly add the olive oil while either whisking or stirring rapidly with your fork.
  • Add the parsley, thyme, salt, and pepper, taste, and adjust the seasonings.


Simple, you bet, but this straightforward recipe will blow away any store-bought salad dressing on the market. Start experimenting with your own ingredients and you will have Paul Newman getting nervous. Enjoy.