Lemon Vinaigrette is such a bright, tangy, and fresh vinaigrette. This homemade salad dressing tastes way better than store bought!
Making vinaigrette for scratch is so easy to do and always tastes better than anything you can buy from the store. For more tasty homemade vinaigrettes, try our Raspberry Vinaigrette and Homemade Tomato Vinaigrette.
A good vinaigrette is a simple and easy way to improve a salad dramatically. Plain greens are pretty boring and it’s almost necessary to top a salad off with some sort of delicious salad dressing. I love rich creamy salad dressings but tangy vinaigrettes are great too. One of my favorite vinaigrette recipes has to be this one for Lemon Vinaigrette.
The combo of bright lemon juice and rich olive oil, on it’s own, is pretty solid. By adding in some mustard for emulsifying and extra flavor- as well as some garlic, honey, and salt & pepper- you get an amazing Lemon Dressing! Not only is this stuff great on salads, but I think it would be a great as a topping for some chicken breast or maybe even some fish. Whatever you’re using this Lemon Honey Vinaigrette on, we’re certain it won’t disappoint!
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Lemon Vinaigrette Ingredients
Lemon Juice – Freshly squeezed lemon juice will taste the best in our Lemon Vinaigrette recipe. If you’re going to use bottled lemon juice, considering using a nicer brand like Santa Cruz or Italian Volcano.
Olive Oil – Since we’re making a salad dressing here, feel free to use a premium olive oil here! Or skip the olive oil altogether and try out another type of oil: a buttery oil like macadamia nut oil or walnut oil would pair great with some lemon.
Mustard – Dijon mustard is the best choice here. Go ahead and splurge on a good brand like Grey Poupon or Maille if you’d like.
Honey or Maple Syrup
Garlic – If you have a garlic press or good cutting skills, go with freshly minced. Otherwise, just use the jarred garlic.
Salt & Pepper
How to make Vinaigrette
Squeeze lemon juice from fresh lemons and press or cut garlic if using fresh cloves.
Add vinaigrette ingredients to a bowl or measuring glass and whisk vigorously to combine.
Use vinaigrette immediately or store in air-tight container in fridge for up to 2 weeks.
Once you’ve got all your ingredients prepped, all you have to do is put all the salad dressing ingredients into a bowl or cup. Whisk vigorously to combine: the mustard should act as an emulsifier and help the lemon juice and oil mix together. Once the vinaigrette is all mixed up, you can either use it right away or transfer to an air-tight container. Keep in the fridge for up to 2 weeks and enjoy!
- 1/3 cup Lemon Juice
- 1/4 cup Olive Oil
- 1 1/2 tsp Dijon Mustard
- 1/2 tsp Honey
- 1 tsp Minced Garlic
- 1/8 tsp Salt
- 1/4 tsp Pepper
- Whisk together all ingredients until well blended.
Use a good quality Olive Oil