This is one of my favorite salad dressings. It works for a simple salad or with crispy Parmesan chicken with a cool salad on top.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
total:
10 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
1 cup
Advertisement

Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • Whisk red wine vinegar, Dijon mustard, oregano, garlic, salt, and black pepper together in a small bowl. Slowly stream olive oil into the vinegar mixture while whisking briskly. Beat lemon juice into the mixture.

    Advertisement
  • Pour dressing into a sealable jar or bottle, seal, and shake until emulsified.

Nutrition Facts

128 calories; protein 0.1g; carbohydrates 1.9g 1% DV; fat 13.5g 21% DV; cholesterol 0mg; sodium 214.2mg 9% DV. Full Nutrition
Advertisement

Reviews (166)

Read More Reviews

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
03/09/2014
I made half a batch of this (I was almost out of red wine vinegar), but otherwise I followed the recipe as written. I really liked this, but of course I would because it had lemon in it! If this is too lemony or acidic for you, you could easily add a teaspoon of honey or sugar to it. I think this would be a good spread on a sandwich as well as on a salad. So for me, this was thumbs up! Thanks, lukeder101! Read More
(53)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
05/30/2015
This is super tart. i just made it to dress lettuce fresh from the garden, so I don't have a whole bunch of ingredients in my salad. I ended up adding an unknown quantity of honey to it, which I noted another poster did as well. As I was adding the dijon, my spidey senses were telling me not to use s o much, so next time I think I will try less mustard Read More
(19)
211 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 159
  • 4 star values: 42
  • 3 star values: 7
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
03/09/2014
I made half a batch of this (I was almost out of red wine vinegar), but otherwise I followed the recipe as written. I really liked this, but of course I would because it had lemon in it! If this is too lemony or acidic for you, you could easily add a teaspoon of honey or sugar to it. I think this would be a good spread on a sandwich as well as on a salad. So for me, this was thumbs up! Thanks, lukeder101! Read More
(53)
Rating: 5 stars
04/22/2015
Made it as written, tasted it and thought, it really is good but needs just a touch of something. I added a bit of lemon zest, re-tasted, and thought just a touch of sweetness was needed. I added a tablespoon of Agave nectar and now this is my favorite salad dressing! Light, tangy, and full of flavor! Read More
(34)
Rating: 3 stars
05/30/2015
This is super tart. i just made it to dress lettuce fresh from the garden, so I don't have a whole bunch of ingredients in my salad. I ended up adding an unknown quantity of honey to it, which I noted another poster did as well. As I was adding the dijon, my spidey senses were telling me not to use s o much, so next time I think I will try less mustard Read More
(19)
Advertisement
Rating: 5 stars
11/22/2014
I took this and tripled it. I used 2T lemon juice 2T lime juice and 2T Orange juice. It made for a really tasty citrus vinaigrette. Read More
(15)
Rating: 5 stars
04/20/2014
Made for salad on Easter and got many compliments. Made as directed. Read More
(11)
Rating: 5 stars
01/17/2015
Just tried this tonight and if you love mustard and lemons you'll love this. It's tastes like an expensive dressing at a very expensive restaurant! My new fav! Doubled the recipe and well worth it! Read More
(9)
Advertisement
Rating: 5 stars
04/06/2014
Very tart but delicious. I used it on a spinach cranberry feta salad. Read More
(8)
Rating: 4 stars
07/02/2016
7-1-2016 Incredibly delicious! Light refreshing and ideal to dress the greens and enhance them rather than to take over as some dressings do. I can t think of anything worse in a salad dressing than to have it too acidic too tangy and after looking over the measurements of the ingredients I could see this would be the case here. In order to avoid that I adjusted the oil/vinegar to the 3:1 ratio I prefer. (i.e. I added a little more olive oil). I thank Hubs for us enjoying this as much as we did. The oregano didn t appeal to me and I had planned to omit it but he encouraged me to include it. I m lucky to have fresh herbs in my garden right now oregano one of them. I used three times the amount of the dried oregano called for. It was a great addition that gave the dressing a little more character. Adjusting the olive oil/vinegar ratio as I did elevates this to 5-stars. Read More
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
12/23/2014
Very good, but for some reason the Dijon mustard overpowered the lemon flavor. I'll try adding a bit more lemon next time or cut back on the Dijon mustard. My guy really liked it. Read More
(7)
Advertisement