Easy Lemon Vinaigrette Recipe

Here’s an incredible easy lemon vinaigrette recipe that packs a ton of deep flavor. The combination of the sour citrus, sharp aromatics, and subtle sweetness makes this dressing a great topping for salads and vegetables.

A photo of the ingredients needed to make this recipe.


  • 3 fresh lemons or .25 cup lemon juice
  • .25 cups olive oil
  • 1 shallot
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1.5 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp maple syrup
  • 5 sprigs fresh thyme or 1 tsp dried thyme
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • If you’re using fresh lemons, halve and juice, removing seeds.
  • Mince garlic.
  • Peel shallot and grate.
  • In a bowl, combine lemon juice, olive oil, shallot, garlic, Dijon mustard, maple syrup, and thyme.
  • Whisk well.
  • Add salt and pepper to taste.

That’s it. The lemon vinaigrette you can make from this easy recipe makes for an excellent dressing on pretty much everything.