Sherry Vinaigrette

LAST UPDATED: Apr 01, 2020 | PUBLISHED: May 14, 2019 | By: Julie Blanner

This fresh Sherry Vinaigrette is a vibrant, flavorful salad dressing you’re going to crave! It’s the perfect addition to so many salads and adds the bright, bold flavor of Sherry Vinegar to everything it touches.

Bottle of Sherry Vinaigrette being poured over salad

While it might seem that I like to share less-than-healthy dishes on the regular, I promise we eat more than pasta and cookies. (Well, at least occasionally!) Truthfully, we love fresh green salads of all kinds and try to eat them almost every day!

Because I eat them often, I like to mix my salads up by using different salad dressings and toppings. This Sherry Vinaigrette is a flavorful homemade salad dressing that pairs perfectly with fresh leafy greens.  

This dressing is perfect to serve with my spring salad mix and cabbage salad. I love fresh homemade salad dressings! I’ve even got a round up of 15 of the BEST vinaigrette dressings – there’s truly something for everyone!

Sherry Vinaigrette in a glass bottle

Sherry Vinaigrette Ingredients

  • Olive Oil – I like to use extra virgin olive oil, but you can use regular olive oil if that’s what you have. The oil helps to balanced out the acidity of the vinegar.
  • Sherry Vinegar – A complex and balanced vinegar that is not overly sweet. It has a fresh and zesty flavor that is perfect for a salad dressing.
  • Salt and Pepper – A little salt and pepper really help to bring out the wonderful flavors from the sherry vinegar.

How To Make Sherry Vinaigrette

  1. Combine – Add the ingredients to a mason jar and seal the lid.
  2. Mix – Shake to combine.

What Is Sherry Vinegar? 

Sherry Vinegar is much less sweet and a lot more complex compared to balsamic. It’s a balanced, acidic addition to everything it touches, and I think you’re going to love it!

This vinegar is somewhere between a white and red wine vinegar in color, and it’s got the perfect zesty flavor for fresh salad dressing. Sherry vinegar based in sherry wine, aged for at least six months. So yes, there is alcohol in sherry vinaigrette, albeit very minimal.

You can even make your own by infusing 3/4 parts red wine vinegar and 1/4 part sherry, but it’s accessible at most grocery stores. Of course you can always purchase it online as well!

Dressing being poured on the salad

Easy Homemade Salad Dressing

Fortunately, it’s so easy to make this homemade sherry vinegar dressing that I don’t mind whipping it up for a quick lunch or a weeknight dinner.

It’s bright, flavorful and healthy. More importantly, I don’t have to question a mile-long list of ingredients like the shelf stable bottles at the store. 

A Healthy Vinaigrette

You can see from the nutrition card below that this vinaigrette is light in calories, at just 122 per full size serving. Sherry Vinaigrette is also Whole30 and Keto compliant and has 0 carbs!

Not to mention it’s also vegan! Diet or not you’re going to crave this dressing on all your salads!

A bowl of salad

Recipe Variations

Of course, you can add fresh herbs if you’d like. You can never go wrong with flavorful fresh herbs! However, the base of this salad dressing is a celebration of simplicity.

It showcases the incredible flavor of the sherry vinegar, letting the ingredients in your salads shine! 

Sherry Vinaigrette in an Apple Salad

Tips

  • This sherry vinaigrette will keep sealed in the fridge for up to two weeks. I always make a double batch!
  • If you aren’t using the dressing straight away, shake it before use as the ingredients will separate.
  • You can either shake the ingredients together in a mason jar or whisk them together in a small bowl.
Sherry Vinaigrette in a glass bottle an easy sherry vinegar dressing

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Bottle of Sherry Vinaigrette and salad

Sherry Vinaigrette

This fresh Sherry Vinaigrette is a vibrant, flavorful salad dressing to savor! It's a zesty addition to leafy greens, with a bright, fresh and healthy zing.
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Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings (hover to scale): 4 people
Calories: 122kcal

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup olive oil extra virgin
  • 1/4 cup sherry vinegar
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Combine ingredients in a jar with a tight lid.

  • Shake well and toss in salad or pasta salad.

Notes

  • This sherry vinaigrette will keep sealed in the fridge for up to two weeks. I always make a double batch!
  • If you aren’t using the dressing straight away, shake it before use as the ingredients will separate.
  • You can either shake the ingredients together in a mason jar or whisk them together in a small bowl.

Nutrition

Calories: 122kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 1mg | Iron: 0.1mg
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