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250 South Northwest Hwy, Suite 320
Park Ridge, IL 60068

(847) 232-2828

Inspired by the History, Style & Romance of Italy.
Creating certified organic wine, balsamic vinegar & olive oil.

Versatile Vinaigrette


Versatile Vinaigrette

John Quattrocchi

Because delicious tasting food can also be healthy for you, why use a store bought salad dressing when you can enjoy a tasty homemade vinaigrette that is also good for you? Try this easy to make, versatile vinaigrette recipe.


  • 1/4 cup Villa Gabriella Organic Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 3/4 cup Villa Gabriella Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Your favorite lettuce, salad mix or seasonal greens such as kale or Swiss chard
  • Your favorite seasonal vegetables such as cherry tomatoes, chopped artichokes, carrots, celery & fresh fennel. Thinly sliced cucumbers or red onions. Add avocados, walnuts or crumbled Blue, Feta, or Gorgonzola cheese for garnish.


  • Beat the vinegar in a bowl with the salt and pepper until the salt dissolves.
  • Add in the oil a bit at a time, whisking constantly.
  • Or place the vinegar, salt & pepper and oil in a screw-top jar and shake to combine.
  • Taste and adjust the seasonings, makes approx. 1 cup.
  • Toss a few tablespoons of the dressing with the salad mix and desired salad ingredients, top with crumbled cheese, serve & enjoy immediately.
  • If not using dressing right away, cover and refrigerate, whisking or shaking again before use.