Sherry Vinaigrette

LAST UPDATED: Jun 15, 2019 | 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 and salad

The Perfect Simple Sherry Vinaigrette

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.  

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. 

Sherry Vinaigrette in a glass bottle

What Is Sherry Vinegar? 

You’re probably familiar with vinegars of all kinds if you spend time in your kitchen. Most commonly used for salad dressings might be balsamic vinegar, which has a very sweet flavor. In fact, did you know that many of the balsamic vinegars on our local supermarket shelves are not true to the region and designation? They are often just a regular vinegar, filled with sweetener and food coloring.

Sherry Vinegar is much less sweet and a lot more complex. 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!

Bottle of Sherry Vinaigrette

Sherry Vinaigrette Health Facts

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!

Sherry Vinaigrette Dressing on a bowl of apple salad also known as sherry vinegar dressing

How To Make Sherry Vinaigrette

This sherry vinegar dressing is as simple as it gets. Often, I’ll whip out my little mini food processor to make salad dressing, but you don’t even need it for this recipe! 

  1. In a small bowl whisk in the olive oil and sherry vinegar together. 
  2. Salt and pepper to taste.

Or, if you have a jar with a tight fitting lid, simply combine the ingredients and shake! It’s that easy!

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

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Sherry Vinaigrette in a glass bottle an easy sherry vinegar dressing

I hope you’ll give this deliciously simply sherry vinaigrette a try soon! If you enjoy this recipe, please come back and leave a five star review! You can also share on Pinterest and join me for more delicious recipes and home decor projects in my Facebook group, Celebrating Simple

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
Servings (hover to scale): 4 people
Calories: 122kcal


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


  • Combine ingredients in a jar with a tight lid.

  • Shake well and toss in salad or pasta salad.


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