Bright and Sunny Simple Lemon Vinaigrette

Simple lemon vinaigrette in small jar.

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This simple lemon vinaigrette bright, sunny and versatile. Use it in veggie salads, pasta salads, grain salads, or as a fish/meat marinade.


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  • 1/4 cup fresh juice from lemons (usually 2-4 lemons, depending on how juicy)
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 small shallot, finely diced
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard (whole grain or regular both work)
  • 2 teaspoons maple syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper


  1. Add to jar. Add all ingredients to a jar that can be sealed tightly (I love Weck or mason jars), and seal the lid.
  2. Shake. Shake the jar vigorously to combine the ingredients. 


  1. Blender method. If you want a smoother consistency, you can also blend the ingredients together. When I don't feel like cleaning a blender (which is usually :)), I opt for a jar.