Simple & Delicious Homemade Herb Vinaigrette Recipe

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white plate with chopped green leaves and Homemade Herb Vinaigrette in a container at the center

I think that everyone needs to have a basic Homemade Herb Vinaigrette Recipe in their back pocket. Vinaigrette’s aren’t hard to make and this one I made sure had ingredients that you have in your fridge or cupboard already. I didn’t want to use a rice vinegar or maple syrup in this one, I wanted to make sure that anyone is able to make this recipe by simply going to their fridge.

The only ingredient you might not have is a Dijon mustard, but you know what? Sub in regular mustard and give it a whirl. It’s ok. The point is, I want you making a homemade vinaigrette instead of reaching for the bottled dressings that have ingredients on the label that I can’t even pronounce most days.

I admit it; the ingredients in store-bought salad dressings bug the heck out of me. I’m not a purist or a crazy label reader -well, sometimes I’m not- but when I am eating a healthy, fresh-from-my-garden salad, I honestly cringe at the thought of pouring all those weird bottled ingredients over my food.

top down shot of Homemade Herb Vinaigrette Recipe in a container, chopped green leaves around it

If you can, use a hand blender to mix this vinaigrette as much as you can, but you can’t, it’s ok. Just make sure to shake it before you use it!

So is anyone else eating salad upon salad from their garden lately? I think I’m growing whiskers and floppy ears from all the greens we are eating…and I wouldn’t have it any other way!

Here’s some of my favorite salads from this summer!

My Tex Mex Corn and Chickpea Salad. You don’t even feel like you are eating healthy!

tex mex corn and chikpea salad in a white bowl garnish with parsley leaves

My Copycat Earl’s Sante Fe Salad. This salad is a treat!

top down shot of Copycat Earl's Santa Fe Salad in a white plate

How about Strawberry, Kiwi and Lime salad? This salad is a fruit explosion of deliciousness!

top down shot of a white plate with strawberry, kiwi and lime salad

Happy salad eating everyone! Salad SO doesn’t have to be boring or make you feel like your turning into a rabbit!

Love you more than chocolate,


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How To Make A Basic Herb Vinagrette

A homemade vinaigrette is so easy to make you’ll never buy it in the store again!
5 from 4 votes
white plate with chopped green leaves and Homemade Herb Vinaigrette in a container at the center
Prep Time
5 minutes
Total Time
5 minutes
Karlynn Johnston


  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 2-3 tablespoons white vinegar depends on how acidic you like it add to taste
  • 1 teaspoon white sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano or basil crushed
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon-style mustard
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt


  • Combine all ingredients in a jar and shake to mix, or if you can, use a hand blended to incorporate it completely.
  • Store in the refrigerator for up to a week.
  • Play with the herbs you use, changing them to ones that you prefer!

Nutrition Information

Calories: 167kcal, Carbohydrates: 1g, Fat: 18g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Sodium: 87mg, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin C: 0.2mg, Calcium: 4mg, Iron: 0.2mg

All calories and info are based on a third party calculator and are only an estimate. Actual nutritional info will vary with brands used, your measuring methods, portion sizes and more.

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Karlynn Johnston

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  1. Pamela says

    Not sure the calories are good… seems like a lot of cals per portion!

  2. Pam Mansveld says

    Good timing for this post as we head into eating more salad after all the holiday noshing! \U0001f609

  3. Mark Wicklund says

    you went from cocktails to this?…you should still be in the pool..sorry

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