Lemon dijon vinaigrette ready for salad

Lemon Dijon Vinaigrette

This Lemon Dijon Vinaigrette is so amazingly good you'll want to drink it by itself! A bright, healthy salad dressing recipe made with fresh lemon juice, Dijon mustard and basil. A serious must-try!
Course Condiment
Cuisine French
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 188kcal
Author Teri
Cost $2


  • 5 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • ¾ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon basil finely chopped
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 3 teaspoons sugar


  • Add all ingredients to a salad dressing shaker and shake!
  • If you don't have a salad dressing shaker, add lemon juice and Dijon mustard to a bowl and whisk until blended. Slowly add the extra virgin olive oil, whisking the entire time. After blended, add all remaining ingredients and blend.


I know the 1 part to 3 part ratio is a little off here, but I wanted this to have a little extra lemon flavor. The true 1:3 ratio would use 4 tbsp of lemon juice.
Dressing should be kept refrigerated and will last for up to one week.


Serving: 0g | Calories: 188kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 95mg | Potassium: 10mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 13IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 0mg | Iron: 0mg