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Lemon Vinaigrette

This easy Lemon Vinaigrette will be a staple in your household once you’ve tried it. Naturally vegan and so versatile – the whole family will love it because it is not too acid, lemony or just oily like store bought vinaigrette. Let me show how easy and tasty it is to make your own vinaigrette step by step in no time.

Only vegan ingredients are needed for this easy recipe.

Let’s be real. You might think that you don’t need a vinaigrette recipe. There are countless of store bought versions that you can rely on.

But this is  what I feel about these. Often the taste is:

  • Too acid
  • Too oily
  • Sometimes salty
  • Something is missing in the flavor
  • Seriously it does not taste fresh

See guys, there is a need for a homemade version for all of you!

A glass jar of the Lemon Vinaigrette in front of a green salad.

I tested my recipe on and off to find a the right balance between acid, oily, and generally the taste.

I can proudly say I nailed the result. It is lemony, but not too acidy, pinched with the right sweetness from maple syrup, rich, but not too oily.

Also versatile and give a great fresh taste at any time. This is what you get and you can count on.

Homemade salad dressing, cheap and budget friendly.

What you need for this lemon vinaigrette recipe

Olive oil
Lemon juice + lemon zest
Maple syrup
Garlic

How to make Lemon Vinaigrette

In a small bowl or shaker combine olive oil, minced garlic, lemon juice, plus lemon zest, maple syrup, and season with salt and pepper.

Just shake or whisk everything. And you are ready to enjoy.

Step by step instructions how to make an easy Lemon Vinaigrette.

Give it over your favorite salad like this Cucumber and Tomato Salad or the Cowboy Caviar Quinoa Salad. You see it is so versatile and compliments any salad.

Even if you use it as a base to make an Italian dressing you can absolutely sure this will be a perfect taste twist.

It is a great basic vinaigrette which goes so well alone or mixed with other flavors. So it is truly a keeper as base for many salad dressings.

Pouring the Lemon Vinaigrette over a green salad.

 

More variations

This lemon vinaigrette is not only delicious in salads. You can also use it for sauces, marinades and more – whatever floats your boat.

Also feel free to add some herbs like basil, chives or parsley and you have a great lemon herb vinaigrette in no time. Sound fancy, right? But it is even easier than you think.

Enjoy for lunch, dinner or meal prep.

How long will it last in the fridge?

You can store it for around 2 weeks in an airtight container with a lid on top.

Simple and homemade: This Lemon Vinaigrette is made with just the right flavor in and out. Great for dinner, lunch, meal prep on any salad that everyone will love in no time. #vegan #dairyfree #glutenfree #vegetarian #dinner #lunch #mealprep #homemade #lemonvinaigrette #saladdressing #contentednesscooking

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Cheers, Florian.

A glass jar of the Lemon Vinaigrette in front of a green salad.

Lemon Vinaigrette

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 2 minutes

This easy Lemon Vinaigrette will be a staple in your household once you've tried it. Naturally vegan and so versatile - the whole family will love it because it is not too acid, lemony or just oily like store bought vinaigrette. Let me show how easy and tasty it is to make your own vinaigrette step by step in no time.

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 lemon juiced
  • 1 Tbs lemon zest
  • 2 Tbs maple syrup
  • salt, pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl or shaker combine olive oil, minced garlic, lemon juice, plus lemon zest, maple syrup, and season with salt and pepper.
  2. Just shake or whisk everything. And you are ready to enjoy.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 2 Tbs
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 120Total Fat: 12.5gSaturated Fat: 2.3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8.9gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 1.2mgCarbohydrates: 2.2gFiber: 0gSugar: 2gProtein: 0g
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