Light Lemon Vinaigrette Salad Dressing Recipe

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Healthy Recipe for Lemon Vinaigrette Salad Dressing

There are a lot of salad dressing options out there, but when you’re trying to eat a bit healthier you might want to skip most of them. Why? Because many contain added sugar, saturated fat, and sodium.

When I’m trying to eat especially healthy or participating in a fitness challenge or cleanse, I look for dressings that are low in fat and without added sugar. So I avoid ingredients like sugar, high fructose corn syrup, mayonnaise, any preservatives, artificial colors, artificial sweeteners, and artificial flavors.

If you can imagine, or if you’ve checked labels yourself, you know that this really narrows down the salad dressing options you can find on the store shelf. Healthy, simple options are still out there though!

Recipe for vinaigrette salad dressing with lemon

This Recipe for Vinaigrette Salad Dressing is One of Those Options!

You just need the juice from a large lemon, kosher salt, ground pepper, fresh garlic, and olive oil. Whisk all those ingredients together and you have this simple salad dressing.

On top of being healthy and light, this recipe is also inexpensive and easy to make. What’s not to like?

Lemon vinaigrette dressing

Serving Tips

It is best to let the dressing sit for at least 30 minutes after you’ve mixed it up, then serve over your favorite green salad.

A little lemon vinaigrette seems to go a long way, so I can make it once then use it a few more times throughout the week. I usually store the leftover amount in the fridge, and if it solidifies a bit I leave it at room temperature to let it loosen up again before serving.

This dressing has a subtle, light lemon flavor, but isn’t overly lemony. It works well with pretty much any green salad combo too. If you’re looking for a good healthy, versatile salad dressing recipe, give this one a try!

This recipe is from my wonderful neighbor and friend, Jessica. Another awesome, healthy salad dressing to try is this Honey Mustard Vinaigrette!

Lemon vinaigrette salad dressing in a glass container

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Easy recipe for vinaigrette salad dressing with lemon

light lemon vinaigrette salad dressing recipe

Light Lemon Vinaigrette Salad Dressing Recipe

Free from added sugar and other unhealthy ingredients, this lemon vinaigrette salad dressing is tasty, versatile, and diet-friendly.
4.60 / 5 ( 30 Reviews )
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Prep Time: 35 minutes
Cook Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 37 minutes
Serves: 8
Adjust Servings: 8



  • Whisk ingredients together. Let sit for at least 30 minutes or more. Serve over a fresh green salad and enjoy!


Calories: 61kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 7g | Sodium: 291mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g

Ingredients: Garlic, Kosher Salt, Lemon, Olive Oil, Pepper
Meal Type: Salads, Sauces, Spreads, and Dressings, Clean Eating, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Gluten Free, Low Carb and Keto, Meatless
Categories: Healthy

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