Dijon Vinaigrette

by | Mar 3, 2014 | All, Soups + Salads

Dijon Vinaigrette

There is one item that is rarely on my grocery list anymore: vinaigrette. It is the easiest thing to whip up and takes just as long as shaking up a bottle of the pre-made stuff. Well, almost, but you get my point. I was reading my Cooking Light magazine a few weeks ago looking for new dinner inspiration and saw this Dijon Vinaigrette buried in the sidebar. Once again I was reminded that sometimes the best recipes – the keepers, the ones you will make again and again – aren’t the cover photos. They are the little teeny tiny recipes that many people skip. This Dijon Vinaigrette is one of those. It is deliciously simple with just a few ingredients. But the star is the Dijon mustard. When you have a recipe with so few ingredients, it is vital to use the best you can find because you taste every. single. one.

Speaking of great quality, have you ever tried Maille® mustard? Their Old Style Whole Grain Dijon Mustard is a match made in heaven for this vinaigrette. It’s filled with crunchy mustard grains and has a robust, moderately spicy flavor. The whole grains have just the right texture to give this Dijon Vinaigrette a little crunch and make each bite flavorful. Add some oil, vinegar and seasonings, and you have a versatile vinaigrette that can make any salad shine.

Dijon Vinaigrette

Disclosure: Maille® sent us products to sample. All opinions are our own.

Yield: 8 servings

Dijon Vinaigrette

Dijon Vinaigrette

This Homemade Dijon Vinaigrette is a staple in our kitchen!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes


  • 1 1/2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons Maille© Old Style Whole Grain Dijon Mustard
  • 1 tablespoon minced shallot
  • 2 teaspoon honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper


  1. Put all ingredients in a small jar and shake to combine. Refrigerate until needed.


Makes enough dressing for 1 (5-ounce) bag of salad greens.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 30Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 83mgCarbohydrates: 2gFiber: 0gSugar: 2gProtein: 0g

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    I use mustard in my sauces for a lttle zip.

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    Planning a seafood family dinner-16 people-the mustard collection would come in handy!

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    Love a good homemade dressing! This looks so tasty!

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    I use Maille in my salad dressings and marinades – aside from enjoying w/my favorite sandwich-

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    I love maple-Dijon chicken. Maille also zips up my Caesar salad!

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    This dressing is gorgeous! I love seedy mustard and homemade vinaigrette AND Cooking Light. Yes.

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    Ohhh, that looks yummy!

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    I never buy salad dressing either…it’s so easy to make and always tastes better. My favorite salad dressings include honey and dijon so I know I’d LOVE this! I love the grainy mustard…such a pretty look, too!

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    I love to make my own salad dressings. Love that I can see the grains in the mustard. That is the kind I love.

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    Will try this tonight! Looks easy and delicious too!

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    I put a little mustard in my crab dip AND in my egg casserole. 🙂

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    Love my mustard on Corned Beef and Cabbage!

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    Pork chops or grilled chicken!

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    I use Dijon mustard in so many of my recipes, but ALWAYS use the wholegrain mustard in my potato salad and bean salad. I add large spoonfuls to the dressings. I just love it. And it’s so good for you. So healthy.


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