Red Wine Vinaigrette

Total Time

Prep: 5 min.


1 cup

Updated: Oct. 31, 2023
This red wine vinaigrette recipe goes nicely on salad greens, pasta salad or bean salad. Red wine vinegar is not as tart as other vinegars, so you can use a bit more compared to other vinaigrettes. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Red Wine Vinaigrette Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 2/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper


  1. Place all ingredients in a jar with a tight-fitting lid; shake well. Refrigerate until serving. Just before serving, shake dressing again.

Red Wine Vinaigrette Tips

What is red wine vinaigrette made of?

Traditional red wine vinaigrettes, like this one, are made of red wine vinegar, olive oil, sugar, Dijon mustard, garlic, salt and pepper. Check out this guide for how to make vinaigrette for other easy salad dressing ideas.

How do you store red wine vinaigrette?

We recommend storing this red wine vinaigrette in a tightly sealed container in the refrigerator. For freshest results, use within 4 days.

What salads would go well with this vinaigrette?

Shrimp salad, bacon avocado salad and this Greek salad recipe would pair well with red wine vinaigrette. Be sure to check out these other salad recipes for inspiration, too.

Nutrition Facts

2 tablespoons: 163 calories, 18g fat (2g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 89mg sodium, 1g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 fat.