Lemon Vinaigrette Recipe

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Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
Total Time
5 mins

An easy homemade Lemon Vinaigrette Recipe that you’ll want to put on every salad you make! It’s made with just a few simple ingredients making this a tasty and healthy salad dressing. 

If you love using vinaigrette dressings for your salads or even side dishes, you’ll also want to try this simple homemade Balsamic Vinaigrette recipe. 

Lemon Vinaigrette Recipe

How To Make Homemade Lemon Vinaigrette 

Today I am on a mission to start making my own salad dressing again. Being a mom, and a working mom at that, it’s hard sometimes to take the time to make them. But really… lets be honest… it’s just an excuse. This Lemon Vinaigrette took me literally 3 minutes to make. I probably spent more time taking photos of it then I did making it.

Yes, dressing is easy to buy in the store and if you look at the label you can get something “lite” or “sugar free”. But most of the time you have all the ingredients at home and then you know EXACTLY what is going into your dressing and you can alter the taste of it. Believe me it is the way to go, knowledge is better than ease.

The best thing about this Lemon Vinaigrette is it can be used as a marinade for veggies or chicken if you like, and I know you will like. Enjoy!

To get started, Add all ingredients to medium sized bowl and whisk together until completely combined.


Lemon Vinaigrette Recipe

  • Author: Krista
  • prep_time Prep Time: 5 mins
  • total_time Total Time: 5 mins
  • yield Yield: 1 cup 1x
  • category Category: Dressing
  • method Method: Blender
  • cuisine Cuisine: American


An easy Lemon Vinaigrette Recipe you’ll want to put on every salad! Made with just a few simple ingredients, it’s a great healthy salad dressing.



  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2cup olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 tsp. of basil
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • dash of pepper


  1. Add all ingredients to medium sized bowl and whisk together until completely combined.

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  1. Marion

    I can’t wait to try your recipes How long does your Lemon Vinaigrette and Balsamic Reductions keep fresh if you refrigerate them?

    1. Krista @ Joyful Healthy Eats

      Thats great Marion, can’t wait to hear what you think! 🙂 The Lemon Vinaigrette should last about 1 week in the frig and then the balsamic reduction about 2 weeks. I made some reduction like 2-3 weeks ago and it is still good as long as you keep it refrigerated. 🙂 Hope all goes well, let me know if you have any questions!

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