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Basic Lemon Vinaigrette Dressing

A light, fresh and an easy lemon vinaigrette that works on just about any salad. 
Prep Time5 minutes
Total Time5 minutes
Course: Salad Dressing
Cuisine: American
Keyword: lemon dressing, lemon vinaigrette, lemon Vinaigrette dressing
Servings: 3 /4 cup


  • ¼ cup apple cider vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 Tablespoons water
  • 1 Tablespoon dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons honey or maple syrup or stevia, to taste
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano or 1 Tablespoon fresh
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ cup + 2 Tablespoons olive oil


  • Whisk together all ingredients except the olive oil in a small bowl.
    Apple cider vinegar, lemon juice, water, dijon mustard, honey, dried oregano, garlic, sea salt and black pepper whisked together in a bowl. A small bowl of olive oil is nearby.
  • Slowly pour olive oil into the bowl and whisk together until emulsified.
    Olive oil whisked into the other ingredients.
  • You can also blend everything together in your blender or shake the dressing together in a jar.


Serving: 1Tablespoon | Calories: 85kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 77mg | Sugar: 1g