LC Dress To Impress Note
Just like the author said, this lemon vinaigrette recipe is stylish on darn near any salad. We know because our recipe testers said so—actually, they literally swooned over its versatility. Take a gander at their comments—all two dozen of them— found beneath the recipe for inspiration on what to drip, dribble, and drizzle this vinaigrette over any time you want to dress to impress.
- Quick Glance
- 5 M
- 5 M
- Makes about 1/2 cup
Pour the lemon juice into a small bowl. Whisk in the mustard and sugar.
Drizzle in the olive oil, whisking constantly, until the lemon vinaigrette is shiny and smooth.
Stir in salt to taste and, if you’re feeling fancy, chives. Dribble the lemon vinaigrette over anything and everything you please.
Recipe Testers' Reviews
Not too much to say here other than this is a very easy and quick recipe if you want a fresh dressing for a weeknight salad. I made this lemon vinaigrette a few times over the past couple weeks and it's always tasty. I love the addition of sugar, which is something I might not have thought of, but it really takes some of the edge of the mustard and the lemon's acid. I tried the vinaigrette with chives and it's great, but it's still a top-notch dressing without them.
Once you start making your own salad dressings, it’s hard to ever go back. This is a fine lemon vinaigrette recipe to add to your repertoire. Light, fresh, easy, and appealing, it spans all the seasons and nicely dresses a wide range of types of greens. Tonight I served it on a 50/50 mix of baby spinach and a mesclun-type mix of spring greens, unadorned by any other vegetables or fruits. Perfect! I’m generally not a big salter, but I went two rounds with the salt, which I think really perked up this dressing.