Dips/Sauces/Dressings One Bowl/One Pan Under 15 Minutes

Lemon-Herb Vinaigrette Dressing

One of my resolutions this year was to make more homemade salad dressings. This Lemon-Herb Vinaigrette is so simple to create! In less than 5 minutes, you have a tangy, smooth salad dressing that compliments so many proteins, grains, and leafy greens.

Alright y’all, I’m on a mission to revamp my sauce and dressing game. I’m tired of reading a long list of foreign ingredients whenever I eat store-bought condiments. Here at Coined Cuisine, I’m a firm believer that some items may not save you a ton of money by DIY, but the fresh taste and lack of scary additives are so worth it! Just like: this super easy & light lemon-herb vinaigrette.


  • Lemon Juice – The best flavor is going to come from squeezing lemons yourself. However, you can use the store-bought juice in a pinch.
  • Quality Extra-Virgin Olive Oil – Grab some good, fresh extra-virgin olive oil for all of your vinaigrettes.
  • Fresh Herbs – I love using oregano, but you could also throw in thyme, basil, or parsley. If you don’t have fresh, the ground stuff is fine.
  • Dijon Mustard – A hint of dijon is going to provide more depth of flavor.
  • Honey – A little sweetness to balance out all of the sour from the lemon is essential!

How to Make Homemade Lemon-Herb Vinaigrette

This dressing comes together in less than 5 minutes and can go on everything – think leafy green salads, grain bowls, pasta salads, or even roasted veggies! The fresh herbs really add “oomph” to the flavor, and you can freestyle to fit your taste buds.

  1. Add all ingredients (except the fresh herbs) to a bowl or deli container with high sides.
  2. Emulsify the dressing; I use a hand blender for convenience but you could also whisk it by hand.
  3. Taste and adjust any seasonings to your preference, then stir in the oregano.
  4. That’s it! Store in the fridge and this should hold for about a week.

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Lemon-Herb Vinaigrette Dressing

Shani W.
This super easy & light lemon-herb vinaigrette goes great on salads, as a marinade, or as a sauce for a little razzle-dazzle! When life gives you lemons…
Prep Time 5 minutes
Course Lunch
Servings 1.5 cups


  • 1 cup lemon juice
  • cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tsp. dijon mustard
  • 2 tsp. garlic paste
  • 1 tsp. honey
  • ½ tsp. sea salt
  • ½ tsp. Worcestershire
  • ½ tsp. ground oregano


  • Add all ingredients except for the herbs into a bowl or deli container with high sides.
  • Using a hand blender, blend until the dressing is emulsified. In a pinch, you can also whisk by hand – although this is a big workout.
  • Taste and adjust seasonings any seasonings as necessary.
  • Stir in the freshly chopped oregano.
  • Store this in the refrigerator for about a week. The olive oil can solidify when cold, so just let the dressing sit on the counter for a few minutes before shaking and serving. Enjoy!
Keyword One-Bowl, Sauces

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The Coined Breakdown

  • Total Cost per serving (1/4 cup): $0.27
  • Total Cost (a little over 1 1/2 cups): $1.63
  • Those Other Guys: $1.89 per cup

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