Red Wine Vinaigrette

½ cup of extra virgin olive oil

4 Tablespoonfuls of red wine vinegar

1 tablespoonful of Dijon mustard

2 cloves of garlic pasted and finely minced (crush the garlic clove with the side of your knife pasting it then mince)

1 teaspoonful of a dried Italian season mix or 1 tablespoonful of a fresh mix of parsley, oregano and thyme finely chopped.

½ teaspoonful of salt to start

¼-1/2 teaspoonful of fresh ground pepper

Whisk ingredients together or shake in a mason jar.

Delicious as is or this makes a great base recipe for other additions.  Whisk in a tablespoonful or so of Greek yogurt or soft goat cheese to make it creamy.  Add some finely grated parmesan for a cheesy vinaigrette.  Adding a tablespoonful or two of tahini (sesame paste) and some fresh chives brings it into the Mediterranean realm.  Add lemon juice for more tang or some honey for a little sweetness.