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Dijon Vinaigrette Dressing for Salads or Marinades

Quickly whisk together a bold dijon vinaigrette dressing perfect for a variety of uses, such as on a salad, on steak, or as a marinade.

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If you had asked me 10 years ago, I would have told you I didn’t like any mustard. None of them. Then I made some Copycat Alice Springs Chicken and it required Dijon Mustard. I realized that wasn’t too bad, and started using it in a few different recipes.

My most recent was coming up with a dijon vinaigrette dressing that is versatile. I could use this on either a salad or a marinade or drizzled over some steak.

A few months ago, I used dijon mustard as a base for a homemade thousand island dressing that went over our bacon-wrapped chicken. That was delicious, but thick. This time, I wanted something a bit lighter, so decided to try a vinaigrette-style dressing instead.

While it can seem intimidating, making a homemade dressing couldn’t be easier. Measure your ingredients, whisk them together, and you have dijon vinaigrette dressing!

Step by Step

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup white wine vinegar
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1 tbsp dijon mustard
  • 1/4 tsp minced garlic, dried
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
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Preparation

Pour all ingredients into one small mixing bowl.

Whisk until smooth and everything has combined thoroughly.

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Serve immediately or refrigerate for later use.

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Leftovers

The dijon vinaigrette dressing is best kept in the refrigerator in an airtight container. I prefer dressings like this cold if it’s going on a salad or being used as a marinade. When I use it to drizzle onto cooked meat, I prefer it warm. You can heat it in a small saucepan on low heat until warmed through.

Recipe

Originally Published On: July 5, 2021

Dijon vinaigrette dressing in a small round white bowl next to two round white bowls of salad, a stainless steel spoon, and a white towel all on a white and grey surface

Dijon Vinaigrette Dressing

Quickly whisk together a bold dijon vinaigrette dressing perfect for a variety of uses, such as on a salad, on steak, or as a marinade.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course:
Homemade Staple
Cuisine:
American
Diet
Gluten Free
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Vegan
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Vegetarian
Keyword:
dijon mustard
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dressing
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vinaigrette
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vinegar
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white wine vinegar
Dietary Needs:
Dairy-Free
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Egg-Free
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Gluten-Free
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Keto
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Nut-Free
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Paleo
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Vegan
Servings: 8
5 from 1 vote

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup white wine vinegar
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1 tbsp dijon mustard
  • 1/4 tsp minced garlic (dried)
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper

Instructions

  • Pour all ingredients into one small mixing bowl
  • Whisk until smooth and everything has combined thoroughly
  • Serve immediately or refrigerate for later use
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Nutrition Facts
Dijon Vinaigrette Dressing
Amount Per Serving (2 tbsp)
Calories 122 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Sodium 168mg7%
Potassium 7mg0%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 2IU0%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 2mg0%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

All nutritional information is based on third-party calculations and should be considered estimates. Actual nutrition content will vary based on brands used, measuring methods, portion sizes, and more.

Dijon Vinaigrette Dressing FAQs

What’s the difference between yellow mustard and dijon mustard?

Dijon mustard is creamier, paler, and has less vinegar than yellow mustard. It also has a bit of a spicier flavor.
Src: https://foodsguy.com/difference-dijon-yellow-mustard/

Can I use yellow mustard instead of dijon mustard?

You can certainly sub out a different type of mustard. I have not personally tried it, though, so can’t attest to the flavor. It may also change the consistency slightly. I would reduce the amount of white wine vinegar if you use yellow mustard since it already has more vinegar in it.

What should I eat with dijon vinaigrette dressing?

I have used it on a salad before as well as a sauce when cooking steak. It can also be used to marinade either some steaks or chicken for a bold flavor.

14 thoughts on “Dijon Vinaigrette Dressing for Salads or Marinades”

  1. This sounds like a great salad dressing… and so quick to make too. We always have mustard in, so I might give this a try this week now we are finally in ‘salad season’!

  2. I’m not a huge fan of mustard either; I only like it with some food and not others. I love using it to make salad dressings though. And this looks bright and delicious!

  3. Neely Moldovan

    I have never had tried to make my own dressing but I really want to.This sounds so light and fresh for summer!

  4. Believe it or not, I have never made a dijon vinaigrette before. I must remediate. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  5. Melanie williams

    This is really well timed, I am always looking for making my own, as it is much cleaner, so will be trying this out for my salad lunch later x

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