Homemade Jersey Mike’s Oil And Vinegar Recipe

Make Jersey Mike’s oil and vinegar recipe at home! This is the exact recipe that Jersey Mike’s uses at their restaurant. It is so easy to make and takes less than five minutes.

jar of jersey mikes oil and vinegar recipe
Tastes just like “The Juice” at Jersey Mike’s

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I have searched TikTok, YouTube, and the internet to find the EXACT Jersey Mike recipe. I have tried countless “copycat recipes”. After testing, I am proud to say that this recipe is the exact one that Jersey Mike’s uses!

Now, you can have your own sub shop at home. This mixture is SO delicious. I kid you not! I make this oil and vinegar recipe at home all the time. 

I love this on top of tasty sub sandwiches. I put it not only on my cold subs but also on salads. If you have yet to try this, you absolutely NEED to! Try this next time you make a sub at home. I promise that it will not disappoint. You can thank me later!

Why You’ll Love This Copycat Recipe

  • It’s the exact recipe that is used at Jersey Mike’s restaurants
  • An easy recipe to make! Takes less than five minutes.
  • A few simple ingredients you already have
  • Downright DELICIOUS! Put this on any sub, sandwich, or salad.
Put this on cold subs for a match made in Heaven.

What is Jersey Mike’s Oil And Vinegar aka “The Juice”?

Jersey Mike’s oil and vinegar is called “The Juice”. That restaurant sure does LOVE to get creative with their names, haha!

According to the Jersey Mike website, The Juice is “Red wine vinegar and an olive oil blend. It’s how a Jersey Mike’s sub gets its exquisite zing. It’s how bites get boosted, and a great sub becomes an even better one. The Juice adds that certain something extra.” 

Their oil and vinegar mixture is the secret to a great sandwich. It adds the perfect tanginess and nice flavor to any of the Jersey Mike’s subs. 

Ingredient List

Olive oil, vinegar, and salt on a table.

To recreate this oil and vinegar dressing, all you need is a few simple pantry ingredients that you already have at home.

  • Olive Oil: I use 100% pure olive oil. You can create the olive oil blend at home which is one part olive oil and three parts canola oil. However, using pure olive oil will result in a much more flavorful mixture.
  • Red Wine Vinegar: Any red wine vinegar will do.
  • Salt (optional): I used kosher salt. Completely optional. I add salt because I use this “juice” to put on other foods and not just my homemade subs. 

How To Make Jersey Mikes Oil And Vinegar Recipe At Home

I searched for current and past Jersey Mike’s employees online during recipe research. I figured that since they work(ed) at the restaurant, they would be the best source to trust to try to replicate the oil and vinegar recipe at home. 

I found multiple statements from past employees similar to this one:

“JJ’s is 1/3 cup of red wine vinegar, a tsp of salt and a cup of olive oil. Real simple.”

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Step By Step Instructions

This recipe is SO easy!

Step 1: Pour vinegar and olive oil into the same jar
Step 2: Add a teaspoon of salt
Step 3: Close the jar and shake until emulsified
Step 4: Use on any sub your heart desires!

Recipe Tips For Success

  • Use high-quality ingredients: A sub is only as good as the ingredients. Make sure to use the highest quality you can find. It might cost an extra couple dollars but trust me, it will be worth it.
  • Store Oil And Vinegar Mixture in A Bottle: Since vinegar is a liquid and oil is a fat, the two ingredients will separate overtime. A benefit of storing it in a bottle is that you can shake it up by hand to combine the ingredients again.
Jersey Mike mikes way sandwich

Make It “Mike’s Way”

Ahh, the names that Jersey Mike’s gives its ingredient combinations! 

” Mike’s Way” is the (kinda) fancy way of calling their signature sub sandwich combination. This combination consists of iceberg lettuce, tomatoes, red onion, The Juice (the olive oil and vinegar blend from above), salt, oregano, and optional black pepper.

This combination of vegetables is the blueprint to making authentic east coast-style subs.

To learn more about making the PERFECT Jersey sub at home, check out my post on the “Copycat Jersey Mikes Mike’s Way Recipe“. 

Sandwich bread and ingredients to make a sub

What To Serve with Jersey Mike’s “The Juice”

  • Bread: You can use whatever Italian roll your heart desires. If you want to go the extra mile, bake your own bread! My rosemary parmesan bread recipe is amazing with this oil and vinegar duo. 
  • Seasoning: Salt, pepper, oregano, and Italian seasoning.
  • Cheese: Parmesan cheese or provolone cheese. Maybe even cheddar cheese. I’d stay away from nacho cheese.
  • Italian Cold Cut Sub: Consists of a variety of Italian meats. The zesty tang of “The Juice” is perfect with this sub! I eat this all the time. Check out how to make Jersey Mike’s Original Italian Sub at home but better.
  • Any Club Sub: Jersey Mike’s club sub has turkey, ham, provolone, applewood smoked bacon, and mayonnaise.
  • Salads: Leafy green salad and pasta salad! 

How To Store

To store, place the oil and vinegar mixture into a glass bottle, dressing bottle, or mason jar. No need to refrigerate! This will last at room temperature for two months.


What is the oil and vinegar at Jersey Mike’s?

Called, “The Juice”, this oil and vinegar is added to cold subs and gives it that amazing tang. It is a blend of olive oil and red wine vinegar.

What oils do they use at Jersey Mike’s?

According to the Jersey Mike’s menu, they use an olive oil blend consisting of vegetable oil (canola and/or soybean oil) and olive oil.

What are the spices at Jersey Mike’s?

The spices that Jersey Mike’s serves are oregano, salt, and pepper. 

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Jersey Mikes Oil And Vinegar Recipe

Make Jersey Mike’s oil and vinegar recipe at home! This is the exact recipe that Jersey Mike’s uses at their restaurant. It is so easy to make and takes less than five minutes.
Xena Kai
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 11 Subs

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  • 1 Jar


  • 1 Cup Olive Oil
  • 1/3 Cup Red Wine Vinegar
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt


  • Pour vinegar and olive oil into the same jar
  • Add a teaspoon of salt
  • Close the jar and shake until emulsified
  • Use on any sub your heart desires!



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