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All-Purpose Vinaigrette

All-Purpose Vinaigrette

Use this vinaigrette to dress any combination of mixed greens. Recipe by Nancy Baggett for EatingWell.


about 1 cup

Prep Time

10 minutes

Total Time

10 minutes


  • 1medium clove garlic
  • 1/4teaspoon salt
  • 5tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 6tablespoons fresh orange juice, plus more to taste
  • 1/4cup white-wine vinegar or red-wine vinegar
  • 1tablespoon Dijon mustard


  1. Peel garlic clove and smash with the side of a chef’s knife. Using a fork, mash the garlic with salt in a small bowl to form a coarse paste. Whisk in oil. Add juice, vinegar and mustard; whisk until well blended. Taste and whisk in up to 4 tablespoons more juice to mellow the flavor; season with more salt, if desired.


Cover and refrigerate for up to 5 days. The oil will solidify, so bring to room temperature and whisk before using.

Nutrition Facts

Per serving (recipe makes about 1 cup)

Calories 38kcal
Carbohydrate Total 1g
Total Sugars 0g
Added Sugars 0g
Fiber 0g
Total Fat 4g
Saturated Fat 1g
Mono Saturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 53mg
Protein 0g
Potassium 13mg
Calcium 1mg
Folate 2mcg
Vitamin E 1mg

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