The usual preparation time for homemade salad dressing is generally 5 to 10 minutes, depending on what type of salad dressing is made. Some homemade salad dressings require chopping or cooking ingredients.
One recipe that requires only five minutes of preparation time is Martha Stewart’s vinaigrette. The recipe includes 3/4 cup of extra virgin olive oil, 1/4 cup of white wine vinegar and 1 tablespoon of Dijon mustard. Also add 1/2 teaspoon of walnut oil, 1/4 teaspoon of salt, 1/8 teaspoon of pepper and a pinch of sugar. The cook combines the ingredients in a jar with a lid and shakes the jar to mix them.