While a 1-to-2 acid-to-oil ratio is common for vinaigrette, shifting it to 1-to-1½ yields a dressing with a brighter flavor and fewer calories. That means for every ½ cup of acid, such as vinegar or lemon juice, use 3/4 cup of oil. Here's a good all-purpose take on the formula.

Carolyn Malcoun
Carolyn Malcoun
EatingWell Magazine, March 2021

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active:
5 mins
total:
5 mins
Servings:
10
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Combine oil, vinegar, lemon juice, mustard, garlic, salt and pepper in a jar with a tight-fitting lid. Shake until well blended.

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To make ahead

Refrigerate for up to 1 week. Shake before using.

Nutrition Facts

130 calories; fat 14g; sodium 191mg; saturated fat 2g.
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