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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

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