Champagne vinaigrette is an elegant yet simple dressing. It’s incredibly versatile and instantly elevates any salad recipe with a fresh, bright flavor. Drizzle generously!
When it comes to a versatile salad dressing that can be used on a wide array of salads, this champagne vinaigrette can’t be beat.
It pairs just as beautifully with peppery arugula as it does mild baby spinach. And I drizzle it on my Smoked Salmon, Avocado and Arugula Salad – a delicious recipe I highly recommend making.
I also love this champagne vinaigrette with spring and summer vegetables, like asparagus, fennel and avocado. And it’s equally delicious as a marinade on white fish and salmon.
Champagne Vinaigrette Recipe Video
While it’s easy to whip up this recipe, it always helps to watch a quick step-by-step video. Give it a watch below!
Ingredients in Champagne Vinaigrette
Champagne vinaigrette is made from olive oil, champagne vinegar, Dijon mustard, lemon juice, shallot, honey, salt and pepper. Then, it’s a simple as whisking everything together.
Once you’ve made the dressing you can store it in the fridge for up to a week. The container you see pictured is a Weck jar and I’ve chatted before about my favorite glass storage containers.
More Healthy Salad Dressing Recipes
- Lemon Vinaigrette
- Apple Cider Vinaigrette
- Dijon Vinaigrette
- Avocado Dressing
- Lemon Tahini Dressing
- Greek Salad Dressing
- 1/3 cup Champagne vinegar
- 2 tsp Dijon mustard
- 1 lemon, juiced
- 1 small shallot, finely diced
- 1 tsp honey
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp pepper
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- Add all of the ingredients except the olive oil to a mixing bowl and whisk together. Slowly add the olive oil and whisk vigorously until the dressing is combined.
- This dressing will last for up to a week in the fridge. Here are some of my favorite dressing storage containers.
- Watch my full Summer Meal Prep video (where I use this dressing) for more delicious recipe ideas.
I’ve always been able to find champagne vinegar at my local Safeway store.
Question – do you recommend regular olive oil for this or EVOO?
Hi Marcy – you could use either. :)
I’ve made this twice! The first time I made it, I found champagne vinegar by chance at a specialty store, and was looking for a great recipe for the vinegar. I had everything needed for the recipe and it was delicious on a variety of light salads. Most recently I made it during a winter storm, while trying to figure out what I could make without going to the store, since we were snowed in. I made it to go with the smoked salmon, avocado, and arugula salad (also things that were on hand and needed to be used up). I had to substitute the champagne vinegar with white wine vinegar, the shallot with red onion, and the Dijon mustard with yellow mustard. It was still great!
Hi Minnie – I’m so glad you enjoyed this vinaigrette in all your occasions :)
Simple and delicious!
Thanks so much Ashley! I’m glad you enjoyed the vinaigrette!
Easy to make and excellent flavor. Only deviations I made was to slighlty increase the salt, perhaps another 1/4 tsp, and then finished in the blender for a smooth consistency. Great recipe, thanks for posting.
I’m glad you enjoyed the recipe Gary! And thanks for sharing your alterations. :)
This dressing is so good and so easy to make! Thank you!!
You’re welcome, Joanna! I’m so glad you liked the vinaigrette! :)
I was looking for a dressing to put on my apple pecan and kale salad. This sounded good. Did not disappoint. ? yum!
Wonderful! I’m happy you enjoyed the champagne vinaigrette Jennifer! :)
Couldn’t find champagne vinaigrette but white wine vinegar worked perfectly! So easy to make and great for any simple salad
Yes, that’s a perfect sub. So glad you enjoyed the recipe!
Easy to prepare and a great dressing for salads and pastas. Though not used earlier will surely try.
Glad you enjoyed the recipe!
I haven’t been able to find champagne vinegar at my local grocery stores. I read online that a suitable substitution is white wine vinegar. Will that change the taste drastically?
Yes, white wine is a perfect substitution and won’t change the flavor much. :)
enjoyed this vinaigrette! i just made it and can’t wait to use on my turkey salad. i also made your greek salad with dressing my hubby LOVED it! and he’s pretty picky! can’t wait to see what other dressings and recipes you come up with!!!
Yes, this would go great on a turkey salad! So happy you both loved the greek salad as well. I’ll definitely keep adding new salad dressings as these have been so popular. Thanks Natalie!
Looks so classic and amazing. Great lighting too!
I never heard of champagne vinaigrette, but it sure does look and sound so delicious!
It’s delicious and really versatile – great on so many salads and recipes!
I have never tried champagne vinaigrette but I can bet this would be a great dressing for salads and pastas!
It sure is! Hope you enjoy it. :) x
Now, this is a vinaigrette I’m going to keep on hand. It sounds delicious and it looks like the perfect thickness.
Yes, it’s a great consistency and packed with so much flavor. Hope you enjoy!
Vinaigrette is so simple, there’s no need to buy bottled dressing. This sounds perfect!
I agree! And it always tastes so much fresher at home. :)
I’ve never had champagne vinaigrette. I’m curious…what does it taste like? I’m picking up ingredients for your greek salad & dressing and I’m thinking of trying the champagne vinaigrette as well. Thanks ;-)
It would be similar to a white wine vinaigrette – just a very light and fresh vinaigrette flavor. :) Hope you enjoy the Greek salad as well!
Made this dressing tonight then added to pasta, cucumbers and rotisserie chicken! I forgot the tomatoes but it disappeared so quickly there was no time to add it!! Yum!!
Always the sign of a good meal when it disappears that quickly! :) Glad you enjoyed the vinaigrette.