Tasting Table's Summer Survival Guide Vinaigrette

One basic vinaigrette, countless uses

All home cooks need a simple and reliable vinaigrette in their arsenal. And summer is the best season of all for whisking one's vinaigrette know-how into salad-dressing shape. Start warming up that wrist.

STEP ONE: Start with Tasting Table's basic vinaigrette recipe.

Your foolproof vinaigrette

STEP TWO: Take your vinaigrette on a variety of flavor trips by adding the ingredients from any of the variations below:

Make Your Vinaigrette Zippy

• Add 2 tablespoons pepper jelly

Make Your Vinaigrette Smoky 

• Add ½ teaspoon smoked paprika

Make Your Vinaigrette Sweet and Tangy 

• Swap white wine vinegar for the lemon juice

• Add 1 tablespoon honey

• Add 1 tablespoon toasted poppy seeds

• Add ½ teaspoon seedy mustard

Make Your Vinaigrette Greek 

• Add ½ teaspoon dried oregano

• Add 2 tablespoons crumbled feta cheese