Dijon Vinaigrette

Dijon vinaigrette is a zesty and flavorful vinaigrette made from Dijon mustard, lemon juice, white wine vinegar, minced garlic and olive oil. It’s a classic vinaigrette recipe that’s delicious on a number of different salads.

Try it on my Arugula, Asparagus and Avocado Breakfast Salad – you’ll love it!

Dijon vinaigrette is a zesty and flavorful vinaigrette recipe made from Dijon mustard, lemon juice, white wine vinegar, minced garlic and olive oil.

Dijon Vinaigrette Ingredients

I’m a big fan of vinaigrette recipes as they’re simple and most of the ingredients you already have on hand. This Dijon vinaigrette is no exception. Made from just 5 ingredients – olive oil, lemon juice, white wine vinegar, Dijon mustard and minced garlic (plus salt and pepper) – it’s fast, easy and can be drizzled on a wide variety of salads.

Does the Type of Mustard Make a Difference?

I sure think so! Regular mustard, like French’s Mustard, is brighter yellow in color (thanks to turmeric) and has a mild, almost slightly sour or vinegar taste.

Dijon mustard is more muted in color but has a stronger, more spicy flavor and typically uses higher quality ingredients. It’s traditionally made from grinding mustard seeds, rather than using dried mustard (as regular mustard does), giving it slightly more texture as well.

I use this Organicville brand of Dijon Mustard as it’s gluten-free (not all brands are) and uses organic ingredients. If you’re doing a Whole30, it’s also Whole30 compliant.

Dijon vinaigrette is a zesty and flavorful vinaigrette recipe made from Dijon mustard, lemon juice, white wine vinegar, minced garlic and olive oil.

How to Make Dijon Vinaigrette

It’s as simple as adding all the ingredients to a small bowl and whisking together. The more vigorously you whisk, the more emulsified the vinaigrette will become.

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Dijon vinaigrette is a zesty and flavorful vinaigrette recipe made from Dijon mustard, lemon juice, white wine vinegar, minced garlic and olive oil.

Dijon vinaigrette is a zesty and flavorful vinaigrette recipe made from Dijon mustard, lemon juice, white wine vinegar, minced garlic and olive oil.

Dijon Vinaigrette

5 from 15 votes
Prep Time: 5 mins
Total Time: 5 mins
Servings: 8 servings
Author: Lisa Bryan
Dijon vinaigrette is a classic vinaigrette recipe and tastes great on a number of different salads. It's quite versatile and a great way to elevate any salad recipe.

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • salt and pepper

Instructions 

  • Add all the ingredients to a mixing bowl and whisk together until slightly emulsified.

Lisa's Tips

  • See my note above about my preferred brand of Dijon mustard.
  • The Dijon vinaigrette will keep for up to a week in a sealed container in the fridge.

Nutrition

Serving: 1tbsp, Calories: 82.5kcal, Carbohydrates: 0.6g, Protein: 0.1g, Fat: 9g, Saturated Fat: 1.2g, Sodium: 30.3mg, Fiber: 0.1g, Sugar: 0.2g
Course: dressing
Cuisine: American
Keyword: dijon dressing, dijon vinaigrette
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30 comments on “Dijon Vinaigrette”

  1. Who knew!  I’ve thrown away so many sweet potatoes just because. Never again!  Thank you!5 stars

  2. Great recipe! I use it a lot in our household for salads.5 stars

  3. We love this! Even use it on sandwiches. Delicious!5 stars

  4. Going to try this tonight sound wonderful

  5. This is a fantastic dressing; made our salad taste crispy and tangy. A definite addition to my home made dressings🥰5 stars

  6. Why does the vinaigrette congeal and the bottle needs to be run under warm water? Is it the kind of oil?

    • Hi Daniel – that’s because homemade vinaigrettes don’t contain emulsifiers like store-bought versions. But as soon as it’s warmed up a bit, it thins right back out again!

  7. So yummy and easy. Will be doubling next time I make a batch as I can tell I’m going to run out too quickly.

    Thank you for all the incredible recipes! 5 stars

  8. This salad is amazing!!
    Thanks!5 stars

  9. I thoroughly enjoyed this easy to make vinaigrette! I’ve put it on both salads and roasted veggies. It does not disappoint and adds a really fresh pop without depending on store bought dressings with questionable ingredients. I find that the flavor only gets better as it rests in the fridge but honestly, this recipe only lasts 2-3 days in my house before it’s gone. It’s definitely a staple. 5 stars

  10. I have been using a store bought Whole30 compliant dressing, but I was all out. Thought about heading to the store, but then something told me to check back with my Downshift family to see what is available. So glad I found this recipe.

    I just had the BEST Downshiftology lunch salad.

    I shredded up some leftover crispy chicken thighs, threw in 1c of Israeli salad, and drizzled this delicious dressing over it. SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO FREAKIN GOOD!

    #LunchWithLisa #Downshift-Approved #Whole305 stars

    • Hi Gary – That definitely does sound like the perfect Downshiftology meal! So glad you enjoyed all those recipes :)

  11. Homemade dressing is the best. This one tastes delicious and super easy.5 stars

  12. I love vinaigrettes. This one is delicious! 5 stars

    • Hi Erika – I’m glad you loved this vinaigrette :)

    • Just made this vinaigrette for a butter lettuce salad and it was amazing! I used whole grain Dijon as that is my preference and also zested some of my lemon. I really enjoyed this and will definitely be in my roster for future salads!!!5 stars

  13. M’mm….I love a good vinaigrette. This one was super easy to make and had tons of great flavor!5 stars

  14. I love making my own dressing because it tastes so fresh and I know exactly what ingredients go into it. I love the flavor of lemon combined with dijon mustard.5 stars

  15. What a classic and versatile salad dressing recipe. It would make an excellent marinade as well. Thanks for this easy recipe!5 stars

  16. Which brand olive oil do you use?5 stars

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