Lemon Dijon Vinaigrette

Easy homemade lemon Dijon vinaigrette dressing is a quick and flavorful addition to all of your favorite salads or used as a simple marinade for chicken, fish or seafood!

Easy homemade lemon Dijon vinaigrette recipe from @bakedbyrachel A great addition to your favorite salad or used as a simple marinade!

The seasonal changing of clothes happened this weekend. I can’t get over how much clothes from the kids alone were bagged up for donations. If I didn’t hate the hassle of yard sales so much, I would’ve sold it all myself. But let’s be real… they’re a lot of work for what’s usually minimal return. And then you’re still stuck taking care of whatever doesn’t sell. It’s just good to have all of that cleaned out and be ready for thew new season! Are you a fan of holding yard sales or do you just donate to be rid of stuff quicker?

I’ve been super eager for spring to finally get here and for the most part it is. The trees are all starting to bloom! Everything will be flowering or green in the next week or so! But, now I’m eagerly waiting for May fly season to be over. They’re the worst! At least mosquitos can mostly be dealt with but I swear there is nothing that really stops May flies.

Also, have you seen this commercial? Such brilliant marketing. And fair warning, if you’re super emotional, it might make you tear up. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.

Easy homemade lemon Dijon vinaigrette recipe from @bakedbyrachel A great addition to your favorite salad or used as a simple marinade!

I love homemade dressings. They’re so ridiculously easy to make at home, there’s absolutely no reason at all to not make them yourself.

Store bought dressing can be cheap (and sometimes not), but there’s no customization. A huge bonus of making something yourself is that you can not only control the ingredients (where they come from, brands, organic or not etc) but you can totally make it suit your taste preferences! Want it spicier or more mild? That’s totally doable. Thinner or thicker… totally easy to manage as well.

And another huge reason I love homemade dressings, you can whip them up so fast in any quantity! Make a little for one salad, make a lot for a crowd or make just the right amount to act as a marinade for your favorite cut of meat!

This super easy homemade lemon Dijon vinaigrette dressing is just that… easily customizable, amazing on salads and a perfect marinade! Win. Win. Win!

Bookmark this dressing recipe. You’ll want to make it over and over again, all year long!

Easy homemade lemon Dijon vinaigrette recipe from @bakedbyrachel A great addition to your favorite salad or used as a simple marinade!

Yield: roughly 1 cup

Lemon Dijon Vinaigrette

Easy homemade lemon Dijon vinaigrette dressing is a quick and flavorful addition to all of your favorite salads or used as a simple marinade for chicken, fish or seafood!

Ingredients:

  • 6Tb olive oil
  • 3Tb lemon juice
  • 3 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 3 tsp honey
  • 3Tb white wine vinegar
  • 1 clove garlic, smashed into a paste or finely minced
  • 3/8 tsp salt
  • 3/8 tsp ground black pepper

Directions:

  1. Combine all ingredients in a measuring cup or clean bowl, whisk until fully combined. Alternately, shake vigorously in a jar until fully combined.
  2. Use immediately or store in the refrigerator for future use. 

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Easy homemade lemon Dijon vinaigrette recipe from @bakedbyrachel A great addition to your favorite salad or used as a simple marinade!

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10 Responses to “Lemon Dijon Vinaigrette”

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    Carla — April 25, 2016 at 7:52 am

    Hi Rachel,

    The recipe looks delicious. Thanks for sharing the commercial – how touching…I had not seen it.

    • Rachel — April 26th, 2016 @ 7:39 am

      Thanks Carla!

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    Danae @ Recipe Runner — April 25, 2016 at 11:21 am

    That commercial gets me every time! I’m with you on the yard sales too, I don’t have the patience for them even though we could probably make a killing. Homemade dressings are so much better than anything in a bottle and lemon dijon just happens to be one of my favorites. Giving this a try this week for all my salads!

    • Rachel — April 26th, 2016 @ 7:40 am

      I agree, homemade is just SO much better! :)

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    Jessica Wilson - Sweetooth — April 25, 2016 at 6:05 pm

    Rachel……….this lemon dijon vinaigrette looks delicious!! I love dijon!

    • Rachel — April 26th, 2016 @ 7:40 am

      Thanks Jessica!

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    Catherine — April 25, 2016 at 10:37 pm

    Dear Rachel, I love the creaminess of this dressing…how wonderful! xo, Catherine

    • Rachel — April 26th, 2016 @ 7:40 am

      Thanks Catherine!

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    Patricia @ Grab a Plate — April 25, 2016 at 11:32 pm

    I love clearing out clothes and items that are no longer being used at my home – and finding a new home for them! Makes me feel like I’ve lost 5 pounds (if only)I love homemade dressings, too! This one is so fresh and springy!

    • Rachel — April 26th, 2016 @ 7:41 am

      Haha exactly… if only. That would be amazing if it worked that easy!

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