How to Make Italian Vinaigrette

A really well made and great tasting Italian vinaigrette can spice up any dish and make it taste all that better, forcing you and your guests to want more without control. The great thing about Italian vinaigrette is the fact that it can be used to top off basically any dish, along with playing a role as a dipping sauce and can intensify the taste of meat, bread and vegetables by manifolds.

Luckily, making your own Italian vinaigrette is not as hard as it may sound and will turn out to be pretty easy as compared to anything you have made prior to this. It is all about the time and heart you put into this vinaigrette, which will also come out when you try it.

Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: Nil
Total time: 15 min
Yield: 2 servings
Utensils: A small bowl, a fork, glass and spoon.

Tabasco Suce
Red Wine Vinegar
Olive Oil
Spicy Brown Mustard


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    Get Ingredients Together

    Having all the necessary ingredients together is necessary in order to make the Italian vinaigrette because if you are continuously looking for separate things, the recipe may not turn out the way you want if left sitting for longer than needed.

    Along with the above mentioned ingredients, you can also add garlic powder instead of fresh garlic, but the latter is recommended in order to bring out the real taste. You can also add black pepper according to your taste and salt to add that extra zing.

    Some even like a little sweeter taste, which is why sugar can also be added to the mix, but should only be done according to taste otherwise it will be too sweet due to the red wine vinegar in place also.

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    Add the Ingredients

    Pour a little more than 3 oz of vinegar into a small bowl followed by 2 oz of olive oil. The olive oil should be extra virgin, but any regular olive oil can be used. A more purer form of olive oil is recommended in this recipe.

    Follow it by adding 1 tsp of mustard and a few drops, according to taste, of Tabasco sauce. Add the garlic, fresh or powder next. Stir all the ingredients now with a fork until you see them smoothen out. Doing this for a couple of minutes will allow all of the tastes to infuse and make a richer combination.

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    Storing the mixture is the next phase of finishing of making your Italian vinaigrette. Using a glass container, preferably one that was used to store vinegar before.

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