Lemon Garlic Dijon Vinaigrette

"There are other Lemon Garlic vinaigrette on Zaar but the touch of Dijon in this recipe gives it a special character. Lovely on a simple lettuce, tomato salad"
photo by GaylaJ photo by GaylaJ
photo by GaylaJ
photo by Maggie R. photo by Maggie R.
Ready In:
1/4 cup




  • Whisk together the lemon juice,mustard,pepper, salt& Garlic.
  • Slowly whisk in the oil, whisk until you can see it has fused and is slightly thicker.

Questions & Replies

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  1. Beverly E.
    Ok I made this just like it said on the recipe and it was vulgar so nasty ....the only thing different was I used table salt and I used less then it called for. I'm confused because 48 people liked it. Had to send hubby back to the store 2 get a salad dressing this went in the trash! Are my taste buds that off ?
  2. Monique V.
    Does the leftover dressing need to be refrigerated?
  3. Ray B.
    What if you want to make it for 12 or 18 serving? Do you just multiply amounts or is there a reduction in some quantities?


  1. Abby Girl
    This is indeed a special recipe. I never really measured out my recipe.....it was "a little bit of this, a little bit of that", but since I just love Dijon mustard, I probably used more towards 1-1/2 tsp. Word of caution: olive oil has a shelf life. Make sure that it has not gone rancid. If it smells good....it is good!!!
  2. Leann T.
    The rating I gave for this recipe is for as it is written. I added a little more Dijon, about a tsp more and also a tsp of honey and it was amazing! I served it over a spinach salad (Spinach, tomato, red onion, black olives, hard boiled eggs and a little fresh grated Parmesan cheese, yum!
  3. ElleFirebrand
    Very very tasty! I didn't really measure when I did this, but I used this as a basis for my vinagrette. also added some balsamic vinegar and a little bit of honey for balance. Instead of dijon mustard I used a little whole grain stout mustard I had on hand. I served this with a salad made with green leaf lettuce, apple, red pepper, red onion, tomatoes, feta, and poached chicken and it was absolutely delicious! Thanks!
  4. Montana Ma
    Wonderful! Poured it over cooled boiled baby potatoes, wedged tomatoes, green beans and thinly sliced red onion for a beautiful composed salad. Excellent for holidays, dresses up weekday salads. Thank you so much for this recipe!
  5. Greengreeneyes
    Love this dressing. Added a little honey to it for some sweetness. But can easily stand alone.


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