This is almost too simple to be a recipe. Be adventurous when making vinaigrettes and salad dressings.

Keep the ratio of oil to acid (vinegar / lemon juice) to Jamie Oliver's magic formula, 3:1. 3 measures of oil to 1 of acid.

Taste and make final adjustments with salt and/or sugar.

Basic vinaigrette
Servings:Serves 4 - Makes 100 ml of vinaigrette
Calories per serving:19
Ready in:4 minutes
Prep. time:4 minutes
Cook time:None
Recipe author:Chef
First published:25th December 2012

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Even nicer using balsamic vinegar for a change.



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  1. Add the ingredients to a screw-top jar, shake well and store in the fridge for up to a week or so.

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Drizzle over salads.


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