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Salad Dressing standing on a wooden countertop in a glass pitcher, with a green salad in the background.

Sweet Vinegar and Oil Salad Dressing

Nancy Blackstone
Sweet vinegar and oil salad dressing is a twist on the classic version. It's ideal for enhancing fruit salads, as well as sweetening up bitter ingredients.
4.21 from 24 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 124 kcal


  • ¼ cup white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 8 teaspoons sugar


  • Stir salt into vinegar until salt is dissolved.
  • Add vegetable oil to vinegar.
  • Stir in sugar.
  • Pour into a jar or cruet with a lid; shake vigorously before pouring on to salad.


  • You can double the recipe for 8-10 servings
  • Variations: 
  • Use apple cider vinegar in place of white vinegar
  • Use red wine vinegar in place of white vinegar
  • Use balsamic vinegar in place of white vinegar
  • Add a dash of black pepper


Calories: 124kcalCarbohydrates: 8gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 6gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 1gSodium: 582mgPotassium: 1mgSugar: 8gCalcium: 1mgIron: 1mg
Keyword fruit salad dressing, old fashioned salad dressing, Salad dressing, sweet salad dressing, vinegar and oil
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