Brighten Up! 15 Recipes & Tips for Homemade Vinaigrettes

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Looking to do more recipe-free cooking but wondering where to start? Try experimenting with vinaigrettes.

A basic vinaigrette is a reliable kitchen workhorse, dressing salads, marinating tofu, brightening up a bowl of grains or a salad of smoked fish. But that doesn’t mean it has to be boring. Once you have mastered the basic recipe, vinaigrettes are a flexible, inexpensive way to play around with bold flavors. Fresh herbs, grilled citrus, garlic confit and bacon are just a few of the add-ins found in the recipes below.

What are your favorite vinaigrette variations?