Champagne vinaigrette is a light and zingy dressing that’s the perfect addition to so many salads.

Made with champagne vinegar, this dressing is so easy to shake together and can be made ahead of time.

A bowl of salad with blueberries and blue cheese.
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I very rarely buy vinaigrettes and dressings from the store anymore. It’s so easy to make your own delicious dressing, not to mention healthier, and I decided to get a little fancy with this champagne vinaigrette.

This vinaigrette is a great addition to any salad. Try it with my Apple SaladBasil Lemon Pasta Salad or Easy Arugula Salad with Parmesan. You also can’t skip this incredible spring mix salad combination – this dressing is the perfect complement! 

Champagne Vinaigrette

I know you’re going to love this champagne vinaigrette as much as we do!

Why You’ll Love It

  • Fresh and Flexible – It’s so easy to make, and so easy to customize to your personal preferences, too.
  • Inexpensive – Buying store bought vinaigrettes can quickly become pretty expensive and it really takes no time at all to make a batch of this homemade champagne dressing.
  • Wholesome – It also contains a lot less salt and sugar so you can feel good about adding it to your salads. It’s so fresh and tangy, it’s an effortless way to elevate a simple salad.
Champagne vinaigrette in a glass pitcher.

Ingredients and Substitutions

  • Dijon mustard – Dijon mustard has a complex flavor and really adds to this champagne dressing. It is more intense than yellow mustard.
  • Sugar – Sugar helps to balance out the acidity of the vinegar.
  • Garlic – No French dressing is complete without garlic! Mince it as small as you can for the strongest flavor.
  • Champagne vinegar – Champagne vinegar has a sharp tang to it but a light flavor. It is mild and adds a great flavor without being overpowering.
  • Oil – Use an extra virgin olive oil if you can, it has a stronger flavor than regular olive oil, but you can use this if that’s what you have.
  • Salt and white pepper – these seasonings really help to bring the flavors out in this vinaigrette. I use white rather than black pepper as it has a slightly hotter taste to it, but you can use black if you prefer.
Ingredients for a champagne vinaigrette recipe laid out on a marble surface.

How To Make

  1. Prep – measure out the ingredients and mince the garlic.
  2. Combinewhisk all of the ingredients together in a bowl or jug.
  3. Enjoy – pour over your favorite salads.
A salad bowl with blueberries, strawberries and goat cheese dressed in champagne vinaigrette.

Tips

  • Don’t dress your salad until you are ready to serve it. If your salad has leafy greens they can turn soggy.
  • You can make this dressing in a mason jar, simply add all of the ingredients and shake. You can then pour it right on to your salad or store in the fridge.
  • If you prefer a creamier dressing, you can add in a couple of tablespoons of mayonnaise to this recipe.

A pitcher of orange Champagne Vinaigrette sitting on a table.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does champagne vinaigrette have alcohol in it?

This champagne vinaigrette recipe doesn’t include any champagne – only champagne vinegar. However, champagne vinegar is made from the same grapes as champagne, and does include trace amounts of alcohol.

Is champagne vinegar sweet?

It’s light and crisp, with a delicate tone. It’s a little sweet in comparison to other vinegars, but not by much!

Serving Suggestions

This delicious dressing is not only great to lift salads, but you can use it with lots of other different foods. Why not try…

  • Marinating chicken
  • Drizzle it on grilled fish
  • Toss in salads with fruit like my Red, White & Blue Salad
  • Drizzle on veggies or marinate veggies before grilling.
Champagne vinaigrette in a glass pitcher.

How to Store

  • Room Temperature – You can leave your homemade vinaigrette dressing out for up to two hours. While many vinaigrette dressings are safe to store for longer periods at room temperature, it’s best to store it in the refrigerator.
  • Refrigerator – If you are not ready to use this vinaigrette straight away, you can store it in an airtight bottle or jar in the fridge. It will keep for up to two weeks. The ingredients may settle a little, so give it a good shake or stir before using it.
A bowl of salad with berries, meat, and Champagne Vinaigrette.
Check out our fabulous spring mix salad, the perfect place to use this dressing!

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A salad in a white bowl. Champagne vinaigrette in a glass pitcher in the background.
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Champagne Vinaigrette

Champagne vinaigrette is a light and versatile dressing made with champagne vinegar. It's quick, easy and can be made ahead!
Prep: 5 minutes
Total: 5 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
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Ingredients  

  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons white granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • ½ cup champagne vinegar
  • cups olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon white pepper can substitute black pepper

Instructions 

  • Whisk together all of the ingredients.
  • Toss with greens.

Tips

Variations

  • Make it Creamy – Add in a couple of tablespoons of mayonnaise.

Tips

  • Toss dressing with greens just before serving.
  • Make in a Mason Jar – Add ingredients and shake. You can then pour it right on to your salad or store in the fridge.

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Calories: 499kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 0.2g | Fat: 54g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 39g | Sodium: 224mg | Potassium: 14mg | Fiber: 0.2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 2IU | Vitamin C: 0.3mg | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 0.5mg

Estimated nutrition information is provided as a courtesy and is not guaranteed.

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7 Comments

  1. How did you get your nutritional information? When I put this recipe into my calculator I get 300 calories per serving! How did you get 70 calories???

    1. Hi Brittany! The recipe card I use provides an estimate, however accuracy is not guaranteed. While we do our best to manually check, some, like this one, were imported over and a technicality disregarded an ingredient (olive oil). I have corrected it.

  2. 5 stars
    This dressing is as delicious as it is beautiful! I had it with a grilled chicken, spinach and berry salad. SO SO Good!