The Best Lemon Vinaigrette Recipe -
The Best Lemon Vinaigrette Recipe
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The Best Lemon Vinaigrette

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"This is one of my favorite salad dressings. It works for a simple salad or with crispy Parmesan chicken with a cool salad on top."

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Original recipe makes 1 cup Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins

    10 mins


  1. Whisk red wine vinegar, Dijon mustard, oregano, garlic, salt, and black pepper together in a small bowl. Slowly stream olive oil into the vinegar mixture while whisking briskly. Beat lemon juice into the mixture.
  2. Pour dressing into a sealable jar or bottle, seal, and shake until emulsified.
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Mar 09, 2014

I made half a batch of this (I was almost out of red wine vinegar), but otherwise I followed the recipe as written. I really liked this, but of course I would because it had lemon in it! If this is too lemony or acidic for you, you could easily add a teaspoon of honey or sugar to it. I think this would be a good spread on a sandwich as well as on a salad. So for me, this was thumbs up! Thanks, lukeder101!

Apr 20, 2014

Made for salad on Easter and got many compliments. Made as directed.

Apr 06, 2014

Very tart, but delicious. I used it on a spinach, cranberry, feta salad.

Jan 17, 2015

Just tried this tonight and if you love mustard and lemons you'll love this. It's tastes like an expensive dressing at a very expensive restaurant! My new fav! Doubled the recipe and well worth it!

Aug 08, 2014

So good!! I used this recipe in place of the Italian dressing that was needed for Greek garbanzo bean salad recipe on this site. I loved it! Could also be used as a marinade for chicken!! Delicious!!

Jan 04, 2015

Didn't change a thing. Very light and delicious.

Dec 23, 2014

Very good, but for some reason the Dijon mustard overpowered the lemon flavor. I'll try adding a bit more lemon next time or cut back on the Dijon mustard. My guy really liked it.

Dec 22, 2014

Very good and simple to put together. I had the added bonus of using my neighbors fresh Meyer lemons.


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  • Calories
  • 128 kcal
  • 6%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 1.9 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 13.5 g
  • 21%
  • Fiber
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Sodium
  • 214 mg
  • 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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