Easy Dijon Vinaigrette

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There’s no need to buy bottled dressing with this delicious recipe for Dijon Vinaigrette!

It is great on crisp, green salads with anything from romaine to spinach or arugula! With its uniquely sweet and bright tangy flavor it makes every salad a new favorite!

Maple Dijon Vinaigrette in a serving jar

Easy Dijon Vinaigrette

  • Perfect for dressing salads, this dressing is versatile.
  • Drizzle this tangy vinaigrette over roasted veggies, or toss it into roasted sweet potatoes.
  • Try mixing it into sour cream for a festive, savory dip with bagel chips or our low-carb crispy kale chips.
  • It’s even great as a light dressing for pasta and seafood, or as a marinade for steaks or chops!

Ingredients

The best dressings are a balance of oil and something acidic (like vinegar or lemon juice) combined with a variety of herbs and spices. The ratio for a vinaigrette is approximately 3 parts oil to 1 part vinegar plus a bit of sweetener and something to help keep the dressing from separating.

OIL Choose a light flavored oil like canola or even avocado oil. Olive oil can be a bit too bitter in this recipe.

LEMON JUICE Is used in place of vinegar for a bright tangy flavor. If you don’t have lemon juice a light vinear (like cider vinegar) would work well.

DIJON Either seedy or regular dijon are great in this recipe.

FLAVORS A pinch of garlic powder and a little horseradish kick this up a bit (it’s not spicy though). It’s sweetened with sugar but any sweetener from honey to maple syrup will work.

How to Make Dijon Vinaigrette

This super easy dressing just needs to be whisked and chilled.

  1. Whisk all ingredients in a bowl except the oil.
  2. Slowly drizzle the oil while whisking until thickened.
  3. Chill before serving.

Kitchen Tip

Adding oil VERY slowly while whisking emulsifies the mixture which means that the oil won’t separating from the other liquids. Don’t skip the dijon, this helps keep the dressing together!

How to Store

  • Dijon Vinaigrette will keep in the refrigerator for up to 10 days. Shake well to recombine before using.

Maple Dijon Vinaigrette being poured on a salad

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Maple Dijon Vinaigrette being poured on a salad
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Review Recipe

Easy Dijon Vinaigrette

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Author Holly Nilsson
Sweet, Savory, and so easy to make, this Easy Dijon Vinaigrette pairs perfectly with any crisp, fresh salad!

Ingredients

  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • ½ teaspoon horseradish
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • salt and pepper to taste

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Instructions

  • Combine all dressing ingredients in a small jar with a lid.
  • Shake until fully combined.
  • Refrigerate for up to 10 days.

Recipe Notes

For a Maple Dijon Vinaigrette, replace the sugar with maple syrup.
Store in a mason jar in the fridge for up to 10 days. 

Nutrition Information

Calories: 94, Carbohydrates: 4g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 9g, Saturated Fat: 7g, Sodium: 126mg, Potassium: 15mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 3g, Calcium: 7mg, Iron: 1mg

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

Keyword Dijon Vinaigrette, Dijon Vinaigrette recipe, How to make dijon vinaigrette, Maple Dijon Vinaigrette
Course Dip, Dressing, Salad
Cuisine American
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Holly is a wine and cheese lover, recipe creator, shopping enthusiast and self appointed foodie. Her greatest passion is creating in the kitchen and making deliciously comforting recipes for the everyday home cook!

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  1. Where does the “Maple” come into the maple dijon mustard dressing. It isn’t listed in the ingredients.