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Simple Red Wine Vinaigrette - A quick and easy homemade vinaigrette that is perfect with grilled meats and salads!

Everyone should have a few, simple salad dressing and vinaigrette recipes in their personal recipe collection, and we think this Simple Red Wine Vinaigrette is one of the best recipes to include! It’s one of our go-to vinaigrette recipes because it’s quick and easy (as well as delicious!) and it marries very well with grilled meats and salads.

It’s a simple blend of red wine vinegar, extra virgin olive oil, Dijon mustard, agave nectar, celery salt and freshly ground black pepper – plus some finely minced shallots.  You can swap in honey for the agave nectar if you’d like – but it will change the flavors of this simple red wine vinaigrette a bit!  (Agave is a neutral-flavored natural sweetener that is great for cooking and baking!)

Simply whisk all of the ingredients together – and your simple red wine vinaigrette is ready!  We particularly like this vinaigrette served with a boldly-flavored grilled steak salad.  (Recipe for that coming next week!)

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Simple Red Wine Vinaigrette - A Family Feast

Simple Red Wine Vinaigrette

  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 1 cup


  • ¼ cup red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 ½ teaspoon of agave nectar (you can use honey but it will change the taste)
  • ½ teaspoon celery salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons finely minced shallots
  • ½ cup good quality extra virgin olive oil


  1. In a bowl or salad dressing shaker, mix all ingredients except the oil until well blended.
  2. If mixing in a bowl, slowly add the oil while whisking. (If using a salad shaker, add the oil and shake vigorously.)
  3. Store refrigerated up to two weeks.


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  • Medeja wrote:

    Great dressing! I should save it, I very often run out of ideas for salad dressings 😀

    • Martha wrote:

      Hope you enjoy the recipe Medeja!

  • Christie – Food Done Light wrote:

    I never would have thought to add celery salt. What a wonderful idea. These photos are drop dead gorgeous. I love them!

    • Martha wrote:

      Thank you so much Christie!!

  • Nutmeg Nanny wrote:

    Homemade dressing is totally the way to go!

    • Martha wrote:

      Totally agree! Thanks for visiting us today!

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