Making your own salad dressing is so easy! This lemon vinaigrette comes together in minutes and goes perfectly with salads or vegetables.
Dressings and vinaigrettes are a great way to add flavor to salads or simple veggie dishes. Unfortunately, the store-bought varieties can pack in lots of hidden sugar and carbs.
Instead, why not just make your own right at home? Recipes like this easy lemon vinaigrette are so simple and add amazing flavor!
And you only need five ingredients and a small, screw-top jar to throw it together. Mix your vinaigrette in minutes, then store it right in the jar for easy access. It really couldn’t be easier.
How to make lemon vinaigrette
Ready to see how easy it is to make a flavorful vinaigrette right at home?
Step 1: In a small jar with a screw-top lid, add the mustard, lemon juice, vinegar, salt, and olive oil.
Step 2: Add the lid, then shake until the vinaigrette is well-combined.
How easy was that? It takes less than 5 minutes, and it’s so much healthier than the store-bought variety… and less expensive, too!
You can also mix the vinaigrette by whisking it with a fork in a cup or bowl if you don’t have a jar with a tight-sealing lid.
What to eat with this vinaigrette
This bright vinaigrette goes so well with almost any vegetable dish. I love the way it adds vibrant citrus flavor.
One of my favorite ways to use it is in my sugar snap pea salad. The lemon combined with the sweet peas, radishes, and chives is perfect for spring and summer.
It would also be great with my lemony romaine and avocado salad. Just use this vinaigrette in place of the lemon dressing in the recipe.
Feel free to try it over any salad or vegetable dish. It’s especially wonderful with roasted asparagus!
After you shake up the vinaigrette, you can store it right in that same jar! It will stay fresh in the refrigerator for several weeks.
Before using, be sure to give it a hearty shake as some of the ingredients may separate.
Other homemade salad dressing recipes
Now that you know how easy it is to make your own dressings, are you ready to try a few more? Here are some of my favorite homemade salad dressing and vinaigrette recipes that I know you’ll love:
You can also take a look at my roundup of easy diabetes-friendly salad dressings. It has 10 great recipes and a list of low-carb store-bought dressings.
When you’ve tried this vinaigrette, please don’t forget to let me know how you liked it and rate the recipe in the comments below!
- 2 tablespoons dijon or coarse-grained mustard
- 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
- dash kosher salt
- 3 tablespoons olive oil (extra virgin)
- In a small jar with a screw-top lid, add the mustard, lemon juice, vinegar, salt, and olive oil.
- Add the lid, then shake until the vinaigrette is well-combined.