Citrus Herb Vinaigrette

Citrus Herb Vinaigrette is the best salad dressing and super easy to make. It goes perfectly on pretty much any salad!

This salad dressing is my go-to because it's super simple and most of the time I have all of the ingredients stocked in my refrigerator and pantry. We usually make a big salad a few times a week and this dressing is what I pair with it 9 times out of 10. It adds the perfect amount of flavor without being too overpowering or vinegary. Plus, it's one of the more healthy salad dressings you can choose. It's a win-win!

This dressing has a light, zippy flavor and is super universal. I put Citrus Herb Vinaigrette on this Grilled Chicken, Vegetable and Avocado Salad Board, a simple Chopped Salad or pretty much anytime I'm making a Salad Platter. I prefer to go ahead and put the dressing on my salad, but my kids love to dip! Somehow they've turned salad into finger food! I don't mind how they eat it though! As long as they're getting their veggies, I'm a happy mama. 

Another reason I love a classic vinaigrette dressing is because it's not just for salad. You could use this recipe as a marinade for chicken, and it's out of this world! I like to make a batch of this dressing to use throughout the week on salads or for a quick marinade. It keeps in the refrigerator for 7 to 10 days, so it's great to make ahead to have it on hand whenever you need it.

Citrus Herb Vinaigrette is going to be your new favorite dressing. I just know it! It doesn't get more simple than this one. It's perfect for salads, chicken or simply as a dipping sauce for roasted veggies. What else would you use this recipe for? Let me know in the comments or on social media

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Citrus Herb Vinaigrette

Prep Time: 2 mins Cook Time: 1 mins

egg free

nut free

dairy free

gluten free


  • 1 small shallot, diced
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh herbs of choice (chives, basil and parsley are favorites)
  • 2/3 cup olive oil
  • juice of 2 lemons (about 1/4 cup)
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • salt and pepper to taste


1. In a liquid measuring cup or bowl, combine all of the ingredients. Stir well with a small whisk or a fork until the ingredients are completely mixed together.

2. Serve immediately, or cover and place in refrigerator for future use. Vinaigrette will last in the refrigerator for 7-10 days. 

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