Hall of Fame Lemon Vinaigrette Recipe: 5 Ingredients, 5 Minutes by Donna John

Salads Sauces/Condiments
6 months ago

Hall of Fame Lemon Vinaigrette Recipe: 5 Ingredients, 5 Minutes

Light and bright, this easy lemon vinaigrette recipe can be drizzled on lettuce, kale, arugula, spinach, pasta salad or even grilled chicken or seafood. This delicious salad dressing is one sauce recipe you'll want to keep ready in your fridge at all times. It's one of our most requested recipes!

The simple vinaigrette recipe is made with olive oil (buy good-quality olive oil for best results), lemon juice (fresh is always best), lemon zest, Dijon mustard and fresh minced garlic. The ingredients are whisked together, seasoned with salt and black pepper and it's ready to roll. 

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Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Servings: 6 (makes about 3/4 cup)

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

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Recipe Notes

  • Other mustards could be substitute for the Dijon mustard like whole-grain mustard, Creole mustard or yellow mustard. 
  • Store this homemade salad dressing or marinade in a salad dressing cruet or airtight container.

Here's how to make it:

  1. Whisk together all ingredients. Season with salt and pepper. (If you want to add dried or fresh herbs, add them now.)
  2. Pour into a salad dressing cruet. Refrigerate until ready to use.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories:149

Total Fat: 16.9g

Saturated Fat: 2.5g

Cholesterol: 0mg

Sodium: 12mg

Total Carbohydrate: 0.6g

Dietary Fiber: 0.1g

Total Sugars: 0.2g

Protein: 0.2g

Vitamin D: 0mcg

Calcium: 3mg

Iron: 0mg

Potassium: 18mg

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Tribe
Oh yum, love this.
Elisa Schmitz
This sounds delicious, Donna John . I love lemon salad dressing, and lemon on just about everything!
Robin Doyle
This sounds yummy. If you did add additional herbs or spices, what would you suggest?
Donna John
Thyme and lemon are a classic combination. But tarragon, basil, oregano or rosemary would work too. Maybe a combination? Why not? I'm making a batch of this right now! :-) Robin Doyle Oh, what about Greek seasoning or Mediterranean seasoning? Yum.
Robin Doyle
I thought about thyme or rosemary, but I like the Mediterranean idea better!!
Donna John
This is so good! I added more lemon, which seems to be the theme lately. lol Elisa A. Schmitz 30Seconds
Elisa Schmitz
I like the idea to add more lemon, and I'm planning to make this again for Father's Day. So delicious, Donna John !

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