5 from 1 vote
Overhead view of homemade salad dressing with dried herbs in a glass jar.
Lemon Vinaigrette Dressing
Prep Time
10 mins
Total Time
10 mins
Lemon Vinaigrette Dressing - A tangy, herby salad dressing perfect for just about anything. It's great on leafy greens, drizzled of roasted vegetables, stirred into grains, and tossed with pasta. 
Course: Dressing, Sauce
Cuisine: dairy free, egg free, nut free, soy free, vegan
Keyword: citrus vinaigrette, healthy salad dressing, lemon dressing
Servings: 6
Calories: 89 kcal
Author: Jenn Sebestyen
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil (plus more, as desired)
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • juice of 2 lemons (about 1/4 cup)
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 garlic cloves (minced)
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt (or to taste)
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper (or to taste)
  • 1 teaspoon pure maple syrup (optional) (or to taste)
  1. Whisk all ingredients in a bowl until fully combined. Alternately, you can place the ingredients in a jar with a fitted lid and shake vigorously until combined. 

  2. Add additional olive oil, as desired. 

Recipe Notes

If you prefer a more mild lemon flavor, start with the juice of 1 lemon and work up from there. Alternately, you can increase the amount of oil used. 

Nutrition facts calculated without the optional pure maple syrup.



Nutrition Facts
Lemon Vinaigrette Dressing
Amount Per Serving
Calories 89 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 7g
Sodium 221mg10%
Potassium 30mg1%
Carbohydrates 3g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Vitamin C 14mg17%
Calcium 10mg1%
Iron 0.2mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.