Homemade Citrus Vinaigrette

Homemade Citrus Vinaigrette

Fresh, citrusy salad dressing that's way better than store-bought
Course Salads & Dressings
Cuisine American
Keyword homemade citrus vinaigrette, salad dressing
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 cups
Calories 65 kcal
Author Adapted from Bon Appetit


  • 1 small shallot finely minced
  • 3/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup lemon-flavored white balsamic vinegar or white wine vinegar or Champagne vinegar
  • 5 tablespoons freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest may omit if using lemon-flavored vinegar
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper


  1. Combine shallots, oil, vinegar, orange juice and lemon zest (if using) in a small jar with a screw-top lid.
  2. Shake vigorously until well-blended. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Recipe Notes

Experiment with combinations of orange, lemon, and lime juices and different flavored vinegars.