Fresh Lemon Vinaigrette Dressing (Zitronenvinaigrette)

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 0 mins

A delicious light, bright and refreshing lemon vinaigrette salad dressing that's lovely drizzled over fresh baby greens or cucumber slices! Also makes a nice tangy sauce for grilled halibut or sea bass. Tip: You can whisk in a small pinch of your favorite herbs (such as parsley, dill or thyme), as you wish. Enjoy!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a small shallow bowl, whisk together the oil, garlic, salt, pepper, and sugar with a fork.
  2. Add the Dijon mustard and whisk vigorously.
  3. Add the tablespoon of white balsamic vinegar and the 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice, and whisk again.
  4. Use immediately. Drizzle over fresh salad greens or wafer thin cucumber slices. Also great drizzled over grilled halibut or sea bass.


Most Helpful

Feb. 27, 2009 Phenomenal!!!!!!! 50 stars!!!!! This is a wonderful dijon vinaigrette!!! The flavors are spot on!!! Dijon makes a great emulsifier so this got really thick and rich! I used a hand-held mixer with whisk attachment to achieve a really thick, creamy consistency. I used this dressing for recipe#177537 as that recipe called for bottled lemon vinaigrette and I always try to go for fresh instead. I will definitely make this dressing again and again!!!! Thank you so much for this great recipe!!! UPDATE: I already made this again, it is so good on salad or to dip veggies into, just wonderful!!!!!

Chef*Lee March 16, 2009

This is a very nice, light and very refreshing vinaigrette. It is rather tart though. I added another tsp of sugar and it was perfect. Will really enjoy this this summer with fresh vegetables. Thanks :)

~Nimz~ January 31, 2010

You are quite right BecR...this is a very refreshing vinaigrette. The addition of the sugar rounds the flavours out nicely. As Chef Lee mentioned, the flavours are perfect. Thank you for posting!

Highland Lass October 11, 2009

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