Garlicky Dressing

A good, flavorful vinaigrette like this really ties together the ingredients in a grain bowl. And, of course, it's delicious on a salad! This recipe makes a lot of dressing, which is great because then you'll have some on hand whenever you want it. 

Hands-on time:
5 minutes
Total time:
5 minutes
and 1/4 cups

Kitchen Gear

Sharp knife (adult needed) or garlic press
Small mixing bowl
Measuring spoons
Measuring cup
Whisk or fork
Jar with tight-fitting lid


1 garlic cloves, peeled and minced* or put through a garlic press (2 cloves if desired)
1⁄2 teaspoon dried oregano
1⁄2 cup red wine vinegar
3⁄4 cup olive oil
  salt and pepper


Wash your hands with soap and water, then gather all your equipment and ingredients and put them on a counter.

  1. Put all the ingredients in the bowl.
  2. Using the whisk or a fork, mix until everything is well combined, about 30 seconds. (If you prefer, put all the ingredients in a jar with a tight-fitting lid and shake, shake, shake!)
  3. Cover and refrigerate up to 3 weeks.

Don't love oregano? Try basil, dill, marjoram, or thyme instead.


*"Minced" means finely chopped