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Red Wine Vinaigrette Recipe

Tender, heirloom lettuces from our kitchen garden don’t need much. Here’s an easy, no-fuss recipe from The Olive Harvest cookbook by Gerald Gass for a simple green salad with a red wine vinaigrette.

Red Wine Vinaigrette Recipe


makes about 3/4 cup


3 1/2 Tbsp. red wine vinegarPicture 056
1 tsp. balsamic vinegar
2 Tbsp. finely chopped shallot
1/2  C. McEvoy Ranch Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1/2 tsp. sea salt
1/4  tsp. freshly ground black pepper


In a small bowl, whisk together the vinegars and shallot. Slowly whisk in the olive oil until well combined. Add salt and pepper, to taste.

A Tip from Chef Gass on Making Vinaigrettes:

For clarity and familiarity, I give instructions in my cookbook for using a bowl and a whisk when making vinaigrettes. But in practice, I make almost all my vinaigrettes in an 8-ounce canning jar with a metal ring band and a lid with red sealant. (The gray sealant used on some lids will not stand up to the oil.) I add all of the ingredients at once, tighten the lid, and shake vigorously; from there, I adjust seasoning, to taste. For me, the jar is neater, takes up less room, is easier to clean, and is just as effective as a bowl and whisk.

Makes about 3/4 C

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