This tasty lemon vinaigrette recipe is ready in minutes and makes the perfect lemon dressing for salad. If you’re looking for a homemade salad dressing that’s super easy then you’re in the right place!
A simple lemon vinaigrette is one of the most classic dressings for salad. This recipe creates a traditional dressing with olive oil and lemon juice – perfect for adding a little zing to a green bowl.
Ingredients for Lemon Vinaigrette Recipe
There are a few methods for juicing the lemon, but my favorite is with a citrus juice presser. I like the fact that all the pulp is removed, leaving you with pure juice. If you don’t have a press then you could also use a citrus reamer.
Olive oil will give your dressing the best flavor!
Mustard is an emulsifier that will ensure the olive oil and lemon juice combine in your dressing. I would highly recommend using Dijon mustard. It has a slight tang that gives the vinaigrette a little bite without being over-powering.
A little sweetness helps to balance the dressing, and maple syrup is ideal as it dissolves straight into the other ingredients.
Zest helps to emphasise the lemon in the vinaigrette, without making the dressing too tart.
How to Make Lemon Dressing for Salad
Add all the ingredients to a small bowl or mason jar and whisk or shake until well combined.
Tip: Usually, dressings separate after a few hours, but making them in a mason jar allows you to shake them up and recombine them.
Drizzle your lemon juice dressing over salad and enjoy!
Can I Make Lemon Vinaigrette Ahead of Time?
Absolutely! This homemade salad dressing is easy to make and store for a future meal. Just make sure you keep it in an air-tight container in the fridge and consume it within three days.
How to Serve
Drizzle your lemon juice dressing over salad, add to wraps, or stir through rice for a quick and zesty lunch.
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