3 Minute Lemon Dijon Vinaigrette – This easy to make big flavored dressing will become your favorite! It looks and tastes like it has cream or mayo added, but it doesn’t! It’s a true vinaigrette!
How does this 3 Minute Lemon Dijon Vinaigrette
taste so creamy with no cream or mayo?
A little thing called emulsification. Dijon is a natural emulsifier and when it get whizzed up in a blender it makes this dressing all creamy and stuff. I love creamy and stuff!
With just a few simple ingredients, lemon, vinegar, light olive oil and dijon mustard, you can whip this up in a quick 3 minutes!
I used my handy dandy Nutri Bullet. I love this gadget and I am not a gadget girl. You can use a blender, immersion blender or food processor and get great results as well. You can also use just a hand whisk as well, just mince the garlic before adding.
Add all your ingredients to the blender, whiz boom for 30 seconds and you have a creamy, healthy and super tasty dressing!
It goes with most any kind of salad and doubles
as a really good marinade for chicken or fish!
I love to use these Condiment Squeeze Bottles for perfect dressing distribution! I actually use these for a ton of stuff from olive oil to dishwashing detergent. I should do a whole post on 101 squeeze bottle uses! Oh and soy sauce…love them for soy sauce!
Play with your food! You can adjust this basic recipes a hundred different ways. Omit the parsley, increase the garlic, add your favorite herb. Tarragon would be great with this!
Tips to make 3 Minute Lemon Dijon Vinaigrette
- A blender or immersion blender works best to get this emulsified so it’s super creamy.
- I used apple cider vinegar as I like the kick it gives but you can sub your fave vinegar.
- We like extra light olive oil. It is my favorite for salad dressings but you can use what you have on hand. Even a light vegetable oil or canola will work.
To easy, fast and fresh food!
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With just a few simple ingredients you can whip up a batch of this 3 minute Lemon Dijon Vinaigrette! No cream or mayo. The dijon does all the work!
- 1 clove large garlic - chopped
- 1 Lemon, juiced microwave for 15 seconds on high if your lemon is too firm
- 3 tablespoons dijon mustard
- 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar sub white in a pinch
- 3/4 cup extra light olive oil sub full flavor olive oil, vegetable or canola
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley (optional) sub tarragon or your favorite fresh herb
Add all ingredients into a blender and blend for about 15 seconds or until creamy.
Store in a covered container in the refrigerator for up to a week.
One serving equals 2 tablespoons
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