Lemon Vinaigrette Dressing

This Lemon Vinaigrette Will Soon Become Your Favorite Salad Dressing

Lemon Vinaigrette dressing is an easy, refreshing, and light way to dress any salad.

It instantly makes your simple salad and greens gushingly delicious.

With a simple elegance of lemon and rosemary, this best lemon vinaigrette compliments veggies and even proteins.

It’s also such an easy homemade salad dressing that you can make with just a handful of ingredients.

If you are debating whether to make your homemade salad dressing or buy one, this recipe will convince you to make your own every time.

The flavor from the fresh herbs and citrusy lemon easily make this salad dressing the best lemon vinaigrette.

Plus, one other reason to make your own is to avoid any additives and a whole bunch of ingredients you can’t pronounce.

It’s a great way to ensure your dressing is 100% made with extra virgin olive oil and none of the oils you don’t want.

It’s not only the cleanest and healthiest option for dressings but also brings the richest aroma that’s extra appetizing.

Pairing that with even more aromatic fresh herbs like oregano and rosemary, you can bet this lemon vinaigrette elevates any simple green salad.

Fresh Ingredients

It’s by far the freshest homemade salad dressing recipe I’ve made!

My favorite ingredients in this lemon dressing are fresh herbs.

They are the absolute key to making the best lemon vinaigrette!

While you can always sub fresh herbs for dried ones, it does tend to lack the garden-fresh feel.

So grab some fresh lemons and rosemary, and let’s get whisking!

You don’t need any fancy kitchen gadgets and dressing shakers to make this.

All you need is a large bowl and whisker to give it a good stir.

Alternatively, if you have a mason jar, you can combine all ingredients in the jar and give it a shake.

Yes, it’s that easy and fast to make this savory and best lemon vinaigrette!

It’s also super versatile.

You can use it as a lemon salad dressing to dress any simple green salad, cucumber salad, or pasta salad with feta.

Thanks to the herbs, it’s especially useful in Mediterranean and Italian recipes!

Another way to use this vinaigrette is to marinade veggies like zucchini and bell peppers for grilling.

Treat this lemon dressing recipe as your base.

You can play around with the ratio of the ingredients and make adjustments to fit your taste.

For creamy dressings, you can up your dijon mustard. To cut acidity, use less mustard or lemon.

It’s free of sugar including honey and maple syrup, so it’s perfect for anyone looking for healthy recipes.

It’s also gluten-free, vegan, and paleo.

It’s quite easy to work with this lemon vinaigrette dressing recipe, so I hope you try out this flavorful vinaigrette.

Love a sweeter dressing? Try this homemade honey mustard dressing.

Ingredient Checklist:

  • fresh rosemary 
  • fresh oregano
  • fresh lemons
  • garlic
  • Dijon mustard
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • salt
  • pepper

Yield: 6

Simple Lemon Vinaigrette Dressing Recipe

Lemon Vinaigrette Dressing

This lemon Vinaigrette has a light, fresh, and lemony flavor. It's simply the easiest, healthiest, and best lemon dressing recipe to make for any salad.

Prep Time
5 minutes
Cook Time
5 minutes
Total Time
10 minutes


  • 2 oz fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 6 oz extra virgin olive oil (EVOO)
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/2 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary
  • 1/2 tablespoon chopped fresh oregano
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper


    1. Place the lemon juice, salt, black pepper, mustard, garlic, and chopped herbs in a large bowl.

    2. Whisk until they are well combined.
    3. Slowly add pour in the EVOO and whisk to emulsify the oil.


  • You can store this dressing in an airtight container and keep in the refrigerator for about a week. 
  • If you are using a mason jar, add all ingredients and shake for 30 seconds or until it’s well combined. 
  • If you are looking for a bit of sweetness, add 1 teaspoon of honey or maple syrup. 
  • If you are out of fresh lemons, you can use bottled lemon juice. 

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving:

Calories: 256Total Fat: 28gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 24gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 120mgCarbohydrates: 1gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 0g

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