Lemon Dill Vinaigrette ~ Fresh and light, lemon dill vinaigrette is the perfect dressing for any salad with its herbaceous and citrus notes.Grilling is one of my favorite culinary aspects of summer. So far this summer I have grilled up lots and lots of meat, some fruit, and some veggies (none that I’ve shared here yet.) My other favorite culinary aspect of summer is all the fresh fruit and veggies. Berries, cucumbers, peppers, zucchini, melons, greens, tomatoes, green beans…I am making myself hungry just thinking about it all.
Of course fresh fruit and vegetables are available all year around in our grocery stores, but being able to get fresh local produce is something altogether special and only happens at this magical time of year…or at least where I live.
To lighten up my meals in all this heat, I’ve been eating a lot of salads. I think they taste better in the heat of summer. Sadly, I am not one that can eat a naked salad. I must have some kind of dressing or binder to bring it together. As much as I love creamy dressings, I like to save those for special occasions, plus I simply adore vinaigrettes.I’ll be sharing an easy Greek-inspired salad soon, but this dressing was so fantastic on its own that it deserved its own post. Lemon Dill Vinaigrette was the perfect topping for the salad I made, but I had some left over and it was fantastic as a marinade on chicken. I’m certain if I had any left, I could get creative and use it in other ways.
What other ways can you use it? Maybe drizzled over some freshly grilled zucchini? Tell me in the comments below how you’d use it. Or if on a salad, what ingredients have you got in that bowl?
Lemon Dill Vinaigrette
- 3 tbsp fresh lemon juice
- 1 tbsp white wine vinegar
- 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 1/2 tsp dried dill
- 1/8 tsp salt; +/- to taste
- 1/8 tsp black pepper; +/- to taste
- 1 1/8 tsp sugar; +/- to taste
- 1/2 tbsp dijion mustard
In a small bowl, whisk all the ingredients together until emulsified.
Taste for salt/pepper, add more if needed.
Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.
Shake well before using.
KristaJuly 6, 2016 at 1:42 pm
This looks so good! I love how easy it is to make dressing!
Debra C.July 6, 2016 at 5:30 pm
I’m right with you – just can’t do a naked salad! Your vinaigrette looks delicious bright & fresh – love it!
Des @ Life's AmbrosiaJuly 6, 2016 at 9:10 pm
Now this looks like a perfect vinaigrette for all the fresh garden salads this summer!
Kimberly @ The Daring GourmetJuly 6, 2016 at 9:23 pm
This is one of my all-time favorite vinaigrette flavor combos!
carrie @ frugal foodie mamaJuly 7, 2016 at 8:05 am
Loving the flavors in this salad dressing! 🙂 Also love how simple & quick it is to make.
Katerina @ DiethoodJuly 7, 2016 at 12:53 pm
Those flavors are awesome! Such a perfect looking salad dressing!
Maris CallahanJuly 7, 2016 at 1:16 pm
Delicious! I love nice fresh summer salads
Caydee MeibosJuly 8, 2016 at 4:05 pm
I just made this!! I’m throwing it in some veggie wraps for dinner tonight. I took a spoonful outside to my four year old daughter to try. She tried it said “Yum”. Good enough for me. I went back inside trailed by my cute four year old who then asked “Wait, can I drink all of it?” 🙂 Thanks Michelle.
Michelle De La CerdaJuly 8, 2016 at 4:10 pm
Hahaha! The seal of approval by a 4-year old is all I need! Thank you.
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DariJuly 28, 2019 at 2:21 pm
This looks perfect! Question tho: only have white vinegar and apple cider vinegar (with the mother) is either ok to sub? Which would be better? Thank you!
Michelle De La CerdaJuly 31, 2019 at 8:27 pm
Hi Dari, hope I’m not too late getting back to you. I keep going back and forth on which would be better. Apple with the mother is very cloudy and much stronger than without the mother. Plain white is blah, for lack of better words. So let’s be really complicated and do 1/2 tbsp white with 1/2 tbsp of apple cider. Please let me know what you do and how it goes.
ALicia@Eco Natural SoapJuly 18, 2016 at 2:00 pm
I am wanting to make everything I see here!! This I am definitely making tonight. We have fresh tomatoes and cucumbers from the garden and I think this taste amazing drizzled over them.
Michelle De La CerdaJuly 18, 2016 at 9:36 pm
That would be amazing! Garden toms and cucs are so good.
JessicaAugust 8, 2016 at 10:30 am
I am wondering if anyone has tried this as a salad dressing with Salmon? How did it turn out?
Michelle De La CerdaAugust 9, 2016 at 10:10 am
I’ve not known anyone who has. It’s been made with chicken and was wonderful. I think this would work very well with salmon.
VictoriaDecember 6, 2016 at 5:29 pm
Did you ever try it with salmon? That’s what we’re doing tonight.
Michelle De La CerdaDecember 6, 2016 at 5:59 pm
Personally, I’ve not, been told it worked well.
JoanSeptember 16, 2019 at 2:25 pm
How far in advance can I make the dressing before using?
Michelle De La CerdaSeptember 16, 2019 at 3:56 pm
I have never made it more than a day in advance. However, I have kept it in the refrigerator for about 10 days before using it up. The oil content does slightly solidify it, so let it come to room temperature when you want to use it.
ShelleyMay 20, 2020 at 8:11 pm
Can you use fresh dill?
Michelle De La CerdaMay 20, 2020 at 10:10 pm
Yes, 1/2 tablespoon should do the trick!
AnnApril 16, 2021 at 4:21 pm
This was excellent. I used it with a spring mix and lots of veggies.