Lemon Vinaigrette

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Lemon Vinaigrette – a super easy homemade dressing that is a little tart, and perfect for salads or pasta.

There is just something about a homemade salad dressing that is so much better than the bottled stuff from the store. I am always partial to a vinaigrette dressing, and sometimes the ones at the store are so watery you don’t get much flavor.

Well not with this one! Tons of garlic, and lemon make this tart, fresh, and so tasty!

lemon dressing in liquid measuring cup


What In Lemon Vinaigrette Dressing

  • Lemon Juice
  • Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Olive Oil
  • Garlic
  • Dijon Mustard
  • Honey
  • Dried Thyme
  • Salt
  • Pepper

It looks like a lot of ingredients, but they are ones you probably have in your cupboard already, so don’t worry! Plus it really is just a dump and go recipe, so super simple!

ingredients for lemon vinaigrette

How To Make Lemon Vinaigrette

  1. I like to use a mason jar that has a tight fitting lid, but anything that you can put a lid on and it seals works great. Just dump all the ingredients into the jar and put the lid on.
  2. Shake, shake, shake! Really, just shake for about a minute for the ingredients to really combine and for the dressing to come together.

Really, that is it. Homemade dressings don’t get much easier to make. Just 5 minutes and you are done.

ingredients in measuring cup for lemon dressing

How To Use Lemon Vinaigrette

  • It is great for a Simple Tossed Salad. Or add protein and make it an entire meal.
  • This Mediterranean Quinoa Salad would be delicious with this dressing. Or you can use coucous and whatever your favorite veggies are.
  • Pasta salads are great to have on hand for lunches or to take to a pot luck. This Mediterranean Pasta Salad would go really well with this vinaigrette.
  • Adding a little dressing to roasted veggies gives them a ton of flavor. Just a little bit on Air Fryer Asparagus would be delicious.
close up lemon vinaigrette in liquid measuring cup

There are so many ways to use homemade dressings and they are always so much better than any bottled kind you can buy at the store! It will having you eating salad more often, which can only be a good thing!

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4.50 from 120 votes

Lemon Garlic Vinaigrette

By Erin
Lemon Vinaigrette – a super easy homemade dressing that is a little tart, and perfect for salads or pasta.
Prep: 10 minutes
Total: 10 minutes
Servings: 10


  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 3 cloves garlic, grated
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1 Tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard


  • Combine all the ingredients in a mason jar or plastic container with a tight fitting lid. Shake well for 30 seconds. Serve.
  • Store in fridge for up to a week.


If the dressing gets solid in the fridge, just let it come to room temperature, and shake before serving.


Serving: 10Servings | Calories: 106kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 9g | Sodium: 247mg | Sugar: 2g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Author: Erin
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Course: Side Dish Recipes
Cuisine: American
Servings: 10
Calories: 106
Keyword: lemon garlic vinaigrette
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