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Mrs. Meathead’s Basic Italian Vinaigrette Recipe

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Seriously. You need this simple Italian dressing in your life.

There are countless variations on Italian style vinaigrette. Most are based on mixing one part vinegar with three parts oil. Change the type of vinegar, the type of oil, add herbs, spices, aromatics, and you get hundreds of possibilities. Here’s one my wife came up with that we use all the time.

Mrs. Meathead's Italian Vinaigrette Salad Dressing Recipe


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Here's a super all-purpose vinaigrette with lots of herbs that my wife, LT, makes. We also use it as a base for marinades and on all manner of meats and veggies. To marinate ribs, I make a few minor additions, explained here.

Course:
Sauces and Condiments
Cuisine:
American
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Italian

Makes:

Servings: 4.5 cups

Takes:

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients

Notes:
About the salt. Remember, kosher salt is half the concentration of table salt so if you use table salt, use half as much. Click here to read more about salt and how it works.
Metric conversion:

These recipes were created in US Customary measurements and the conversion to metric is being done by calculations. They should be accurate, but it is possible there could be an error. If you find one, please let us know in the comments at the bottom of the page

Method

  • Mince or press the garlic then add it to a big 1-quart bottle. Add everything else and shake, then keep the vinaigrette in the fridge. Shake well before using.

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Published On: 2/12/2021 Last Modified: 2/10/2022

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  • Meathead - Founder and publisher of AmazingRibs.com, Meathead is known as the site's Hedonism Evangelist and BBQ Whisperer. He is also the author of the New York Times Best Seller "Meathead, The Science of Great Barbecue and Grilling", named one of the "100 Best Cookbooks of All Time" by Southern Living.

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