Kidspot Kitchen

Kidspot Kitchen

Basic vinaigrette recipe

This is the basic vinaigrette that you start your salad dressing with. Add your own favourite flavours to give it a kick! Find more on Kidspot New Zealand.



  • 3/4 cup oil
  • 1/4 cup vinegar


Place ingredients into a jar and shake well.



  • Basic vinigrette is all about the ratio. You need to stick to the oil and acidic ratio so it isn't too bitter.
  • Use the best ingredients you can afford. Extra virgin olive oil and a great white wine vinegar taste great. You can add a whole lot of things like garlic, mustard, lemon juice and honey to make a great dressing.
  • Test it by dipping a lettuce leaf in and tasting it. It is the best way to know if your vinaigrette tastes good.
  • This recipe was created by Jennifer Cheung for kidspot, New Zealand's best recipe finder.