Nothing compares to the bright and tangy flavors of this refreshing Homemade Lemon Vinaigrette. It's the perfect salad dressing when you're wanting to lighten things up.
❤️ Why You'll Love This Lemon Vinaigrette Recipe
- Bright, tangy and fresh lemony flavor
- Uses simple and easy to find ingredients
- Versatile - serve over any type of salad
- Can also as a marinade for steak or chicken
- Only 1 carb per serving
Lemons! Need I even say more? If you love lemons even a little bit as much as I do, you're going to fall in love with this easy vinaigrette. It has such a refreshing contrast of flavor from freshly squeezed lemon juice, vinegar and Dijion mustard. It's emulsified with olive oil, thyme and garlic until it's smooth and glistening.
This easy to make vinaigrette will turn a boring salad into a side dish that will leave everyone talking. It's just that good! Not only does this sugar free vinaigrette taste ah-mazing, but it also uses all fresh ingredients which ensures you aren't getting any unwanted additives or preservatives.
What's in Keto Lemon Vinaigrette
- Olive oil
- Lemon juice
- White wine vinegar
- Dijon mustard
- Lemon thyme (or thyme)
- Optional: sweetener
*Exact measurements are listed in the recipe card below.
How to Make Lemon Salad Dressing
Blend until fully combined.
Serve over your favorite salad.
Note: If you don't have an immersion blender or food processor, you can whisk the dressing using a hand whisk. Add all the ingredients in a mixing bowl, except for the olive oil. Whisk together, the slowly stream in the olive oil, whisking continuously.
How Long Can You Store Lemon Vinaigrette?
If kept in an airtight container, your homemade vinaigrette will last for up to a week. But let's be honest, with as many wonderful ways there is to use it, you'll most likely use it up before a week.
Ways to Use Vinaigrettes
One of the most popular ways you use vinaigrette is over a fresh and crispy green salad. But don't stop there!
Once you taste the fresh and tangy flavors of this vinaigrette, you'll find so many uses for it that you'll be making it every week.
What is Lemon Vinaigrette Made of?
There are three components that make a vinaigrette: fat, acid and seasoning. For this lemon vinaigrette, a high-quality olive oil is used for the fat, lemon is used for the acid (and flavor) and the other ingredients work to add seasoning and texture to the dressing.
What is the Difference Between a Dressing and a Vinaigrette?
Most people consider a vinaigrette a type of dressing; however, dressings are not always a vinaigrette. Let me explain.
A vinaigrette is basically oil and acid with flavorings. It can be used as a salad dressing but it can also be used a marinade. It sounds too simple to be delicious, but trust me, some of the very best dressings use simple and fresh ingredients.
Salad dressing is really a catch-all phrase used to describe a cold sauce or dipping sauce. It's used for salads, or as a topping for fish chicken and pork. Most always salad dressings can also be used as a dipping sauce for some of your favorite recipes like Fried Shrimp and Chicken Tenders. Believe it or not, some people even love drizzling it on top of their Pizza. Try it! You might even like it too!
Does Olive Oil and Lemon Juice Need to Be Refrigerated?
Vinaigrettes are perfectly safe to store at room temps that are 70 degrees or below. If your kitchen of pantry tends to warm up higher than that, you'll want to store it in the fridge.
When this vinaigrette is chilled it will separate and the olive oil will thicken or maybe harden. Just set it out on the counter for about 30 minutes and give it a good shake to bring all the ingredients back together.
More Keto Salad Dressing Recipes
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- Chipotle Lime Vinaigrette
- Raspberry Vinaigrette
- Creamy Balsamic
- Thousand Island
- Chipotle Ranch
- Creamy Garlic Italian
- Classic Ranch
- Blue Cheese
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*Nutritional data is provided as a courtesy and is accurate to the best of my knowledge. You can verify it using the nutrition calculator of your choice. All data is based on net carbs, without sugar alcohol- Swerve, Erythritol, Allulose, or Monk Fruit.