White Wine Vinaigrette Recipe | Julie Blanner

This is an easy, classic White wine vinaigrette recipe that only requires six basic ingredients. It takes less than a minute to make from scratch – you’ll never go back to a bottled dressing!

Make it ahead of time for an easy way to elevate even the most basic of salads.

At first glance, ours is refrigerator and pantry may look bare, but it has everything we need to make a quick, fresh lunch or dinner, made from scratch!

No hidden ingredients or preservatives, just great taste, ready to toss with fresh veggies – in just a quick minute or two of your time. What’s not to love?

This white wine vinaigrette is so versatile – it works well in salads with savory additions, sweet salads with fruit and even pasta salad!

I love sharing my favorite salad dressing recipes with you. When I first started making my own dressings, I never went back to store bought. You can find them all in this set vinaigrette recipe guide!

Why you’ll love this white wine vinaigrette

  • So easy to make
  • Only 6 Pantry ingredients
  • Use on green salads or pasta salads
  • Customize to your taste

White Wine Vinaigrette Ingredients

  • Olive oil – My go-to oil for a vinaigrette. You can adjust the amount to your taste preference. Canola, safflower or soybean oil are good alternatives.
  • White wine vinegar – You can use whatever flavored vinegar you have on hand. Adjust the quantity – for more tang, increase vinegar and reduce olive oil, for less seaweed, reduce vinegar and increase olive oil.
  • Chopped garlic – Freshly chopped or bought in a jar. In a pinch, you can use garlic powder.
  • Sugar – Sweetens this vinaigrette. You can remove or use honey or agave if you prefer.
  • Salt – To taste. I love using thick flakes with a grinder.
  • Pepper – To taste. Coarse black pepper flakes from a grinder are best, but use what you have on hand.


  • Add Chopped shallots
  • Honey – replace the sugar in the recipe with honey or agave
  • Dijon – try an extra teaspoon of mustard.
  • Fresh herbs – Add a teaspoon of chopped herbs such as oregano, rosemary, basil or dill.
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How to make white wine vinaigrette

  1. Mix the ingredients in a jar with a lid.
  2. Shake vigorously and enjoy!


  • Don’t dress your salad with vinaigrette until just before serving. If you add it too far in advance, it can cause the greens to wilt and become soft.
  • The dressing has a fair long shelf life, so make a double batch for an easy to grab dressing.
  • It is cheaper and healthier making your own salad dressing – no preservatives required!
  • While refrigerated, the oil and vinegar in homemade vinaigrette recipes will separate into two layers. Shake it up well before adding it to a salad.

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Frequently asked questions

What does white wine vinaigrette taste like?

This vinaigrette is made with white wine vinegar – which is different than traditional white vinegar! Because it is produced with white wine, it has a softer, fruitier and less acidic taste than distilled white vinegar.

Is white wine vinegar healthy?

Vinegar is an excellent addition to your diet and lifestyle plans! Most vinegars are low in calories, carbohydrates and contain zero fat. But they are bursting with flavor for your salad dressings, marinades and much more!

How to serve this white wine vinaigrette

Add it to a variety of salads or use it as a marinade!

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To store

  • Room temperature – Up to a week in an airtight container, preferably in a dark room such as a cupboard.
  • Cool down – Most vinaigrettes do not require refrigeration, but you can store this dressing in the fridge for up to 3-4 weeks.

Dietary considerations

  • Free of nuts
  • Gluten free
  • Dairy free
  • Vegan

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An easy, classic white wine vinaigrette recipe that only requires 6 basic ingredients and less than a minute to make from scratch!

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  • Add chopped shallots
  • Add honey
  • Add Dijon
  • Add herbs


  • Shake just before serving or toss.

To store

  • Room temperature – Up to a week in an airtight container, preferably in a dark room such as a cupboard.
  • Cool down – Olive oil does not freeze well and is therefore not recommended.

Nutrition information

Serves: 1g, Calories: 118kcal (6%), Carbohydrates: 2g (1%), Protein: 1g (2%), fat: 12g (18%), Saturated Fat: 2g (10%), Sodium: 195mg (8%), Potassium: 9mg, Fiber: 1g (4%), Sugar: 2g (2%), Vitamin A: 1IU, Vitamin C: 1mg (1%), Calcium: 3mg, Iron: 1mg (6%)

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