Lemon Garlic Dijon Vinaigrette

28 reader reviews / 4.58 stars average

Bright lemon and fruity olive oil pairs perfectly with fresh garlic and dijon mustard to make this simple homemade salad dressing.

Garlic Dijon Vinaigrette

As I’ve mentioned before, a green salad dressed with a simple homemade vinaigrette has been on our dinner table my entire life. Why buy bottled dressing when you can combine basic pantry staples to create a flavorful vinaigrette in minutes? Not only will you save money but you can control the ingredients. Besides, who wants to spend money on corn syrup and other fillers? That’s no fun. ;)

This Lemon Garlic Dijon Vinaigrette is made with just a handful of common household ingredients: mustard, garlic, lemon, olive oil, salt, and pepper. If you’re used to bottled dressing, you will be blown away at how flavorful a salad becomes when tossed with fresh, vibrant flavors. Homemade salad dressings are also ideal when dealing with common food allergies such as gluten, dairy, or nuts.

Want a little sweetness? Add honey. Not a fan of garlic? Skip it. Have fresh thyme around? Throw it in. Get creative and make it your own!

Want more delicious salad recipes? Here are a few of my favorites.

Middle Eastern Salad with Lemon, Mint and Garlic (Syrian Salad)
Italian Mixed Salad with Homemade Roasted Red Peppers and Pine Nuts

Now sit back and relax while your family devours giant bowls of salad.

Storage:

Dressing can be made in advance and stored in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for up to 7 days.

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Garlic Dijon Vinaigrette

Lemon Garlic Dijon Vinaigrette

28 reader reviews / 4.58 stars average
Bright lemon and fruity olive oil pairs perfectly with fresh garlic and dijon mustard to make this simple homemade salad dressing.
PREP: 5 mins
TOTAL: 5 mins
REVIEW PRINT
Servings: 4

Ingredients
 

  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard (whole grain or traditional)
  • 1 clove garlic (grated)
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

Instructions
 

  • In a small bowl, whisk together dijon, grated garlic, salt and pepper.
  • Pour in lemon juice and continue whisking to combine. Gradually add olive oil and whisk until emulsified.
  • To check for seasoning, dip a piece of lettuce in the dressing and add salt or pepper if needed.
  • When you’re ready to serve, drizzle over salad and toss lightly until greens are evenly coated.

Notes

Dressing can be made in advance and stored in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for up to 7 days.

Nutrition

Calories: 76kcalCarbohydrates: 1.3gProtein: 0.1gFat: 6.8gSaturated Fat: 0.9gPolyunsaturated Fat: 5.9gTrans Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 416mgFiber: 0.1gSugar: 0.4g
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41 thoughts on “Lemon Garlic Dijon Vinaigrette”

  1. Love the way this looks – nothing beats a nice Dijon Vinaigrette! Thank you for sharing, I’ve never tried it with added garlic. So excited to make this at home!

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