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how to make basic vinaigret

How to make basic vinaigrette

Learn how to make a basic vinaigrette. It is easier than you think and healthier too! Homemade vinaigrette doesn’t have any preservatives. Enjoy!
Course Sauces
Cuisine American
Keyword gluten-free, healthy, how to, low-carb, paleo, Special Diet, vegan, vegetarian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 186kcal



  • Finely mince a clove of garlic.
  • Place in a salad dressing jar with the whole grain dijon mustard.
  • Pour the lemon juice into the mixture with kosher salt and black pepper.
  • Whisk to combine all the ingredients.
  • Slowly pour extra-virgin olive oil, whisking as you go to mix.
  • Taste to check the seasoning and it is done.
  • Enjoy it on your favorite salad!


  • For a little sweetness, you can add a splash of maple syrup.
  • Instead of whisking, you can add everything to a mason jar, tighten the lid, and shake to combine. Then use the same jar to store the vinaigrette. 
  • Freshly minced garlic adds a ton of flavour. Do not swap for garlic powder.
  • To store: Store vinaigrette for up to a week in an airtight container in the fridge. 


Serving: 1/4 | Calories: 186kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 15g | Sodium: 99mg | Potassium: 13mg