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Red Wine Herb Vinaigrette

Tomato-y vegetable juice like V8, with red wine and balsamic vinegars, olive and avocado oils and plenty of herbs, this is a popular salad dressing at our house. Makes 2 1/2 cups dressing, figure 2 tablespoons per person.
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: fresh herbs, red wine vinegar, V8 juice
Servings: 10 servings
Calories: 199kcal


  • 1 teaspoon Dijon-style mustard
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 or 2 cloves garlic , minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • ½ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ cup organic avocado oil or grapeseed oil
  • 5.5 ounces vegetable juice, V8 juice or Knudsen Very Veggie juice
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh herbs or 2 teaspoons dried Italian seasoning


  • Put the mustard, red wine vinegar, balsamic vinegar, garlic, salt and pepper in a blender bowl. Add the olive and avocado oils and the vegetable juice. Blend until smooth.
  • Remove from blender and mix in the herbs and chives, but do not blend. Taste for salt and add more if you think it's needed. Transfer to a bottle or other container.


Serving: 2g | Calories: 199kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 92mg | Potassium: 34mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 128IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 4mg | Iron: 1mg