Basic Vinaigrette


  • 1 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar (substitute with any flavor “fused” balsamic vinegar available at King’s Olive Oil Company)
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 large shallot, cut into chunks.


  1. Combine all ingredients except shallot in a blender and turn on machine; a creamy emulsion will form within 30 seconds.
  2. Taste and add vinegar a teaspoon or two at a time until balance tastes right to you.
  3. Add shallot, if using, and turn machine on and off a few times until shallot is minced within dressing. Taste, adjust seasoning and serve.
  4. This will keep, refrigerated, for a few days.