This herb vinaigrette is a simple and flavorful salad dressing prepared in less than a minute, with just a few ingredients!

Herb vinaigrette is a great go-to for salads. It is full of flavor but not effort. All you need are a few simple ingredients and a blender or food processor.

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This easy vinaigrette is one of my longtime favorites in my homemade collection of 15 Easy Vinaigrette Recipes. It’s delicious and really captures the flavors of the season!

Herb Vinaigrette

It’s also It’s low-carb, Keto, vegetarian, and dairy free! It’s so easy to make your own herb vinaigrette at home.

Why You’ll Love It

  • FLAVORFUL – This easy recipe uses a variety of herbs to bring your meals to LIFE! You can use the herbs in this recipe or any of your favorite herbs to create your own customized homemade salad dressing!
  • BETTER THAN STORE-BOUGHT – If you’re trying to cut down on buying store-bought dressings and make homemade dressings from scratch, this recipe is for you! This recipe contains a ton of flavor without any harmful ingredients.
  • VERSATILE – Use on salads, wraps, chicken, fish and more!
A clear glass bottle of a green herb vinaigrette.

Ingredients and Substitutions

  • Olive Oil –Olive oil is the base for this recipe and helps to balance out the tanginess of the white wine vinegar and minced garlic. Use regular or flavored olive oil, your preference.
  • White Wine Vinegar – White wine vinegar adds a little tang to your vinaigrette without overpowering it, as some other kinds of vinegar can. However, you can use other types of vinegar if you don’t have white wine vinegar on hand, such as red wine, apple cider, or champagne vinegar.
  • Minced Garlic –Minced garlic adds a subtle garlic flavor to your vinaigrette, making the dressing more savory! You can use fresh garlic cloves or purchase a jar of pre-minced garlic at the grocery store!
  • Herbs – Dill, parsley, and/or chives add great flavor, but you can customize with your favorite herbs as noted in the recipe card! Fresh herbs are more flavorful, but you can use dried herbs!
  • Salt and Pepper – Salt and pepper to taste.
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Variations

  • Add a little fresh squeezed lemon juice.
  • Add a tablespoon of white granulated sugar to sweeten this dressing a little.
  • To add a creamy touch, just add a little plain Greek yogurt or sour cream. Now you’ve got a creamy herb vinaigrette!

How to Make Herb Vinaigrette

An overview. See full printable recipe card.

  1. Combine – Combine olive oil, white wine vinegar, garlic, and herbs in a food processor (or mixing bowl if you are chopping your herbs). A stainless steel food processor with fresh herbs chopped in the bowl.
  2. Season – Salt and pepper to taste. Thick flakes of fresh ground sea salt and pepper from a grinder make it even more robust.

Tip

Customize –This recipe is easily adaptable depending on your taste. Increase vinegar and reduce olive oil for a tangier dressing, or more olive oil for a less tangy dressing. Use your favorite herbs.
A clear glass bottle of a green herb vinaigrette.

Serving Suggestions

A leafy green salad on a white plate, with a glass bottle of herb vinaigrette pouring over it
A stainless steel food processor with fresh herbs chopped in the bowl.

Tools to Use

Shortcuts

  • No need to pre-chop your herbs- just throw them in the food processor and let it do all the work!
  • You can also make this dressing ahead of time for entertaining, it stores beautifully.
A clear glass bottle of a green herb vinaigrette.

How to Store

  • Room temperature – While some vinaigrette salad dressings can be stored at room temperature, this one is not shelf stable due to the fresh herbs. Don’t leave it out at room temperature for more than two hours.
  • Refrigerate – Store in an airtight container a sealed container, a mason jar with a tight-fitting lid, or a salad dressing shaker in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Salads Go Best With Herb Vinaigrette?

The better question is, what doesn’t go with this salad dressing? You can add this to any salad because the flavors are so versatile. It makes this dressing pair well with any of your favorite leafy greens.

Is Homemade Vinaigrette Dressing Worth It?

I know I’ve talked about this before, but if you haven’t tried making your own salad dressing yet, trust me, it’s life-changing. A fresh homemade vinaigrette makes the salad. I’ve yet to find a bottle that compares.

What Other Ingredients Can I Add To This Recipe?

This recipe is super customizable, so you can add whatever other ingredients you like! For example, you can add a bit of dijon mustard for extra tanginess and smoothness, more herbs like fresh basil, sour cream, brown sugar, etc.

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Herb Vinaigrette

How to make a homemade herb vinaigrette dressing. A flavorful and easy salad dressing that can be prepared in just a minute.
Prep: 3 minutes
Total: 3 minutes
Servings: 6
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Ingredients  

  • cup olive oil
  • ¼ cup white wine vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • handful herbs fresh; I like using dill, parsley, and/or chives
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions 

  • In a food processor {or mixing bowl if you are chopping your herbs}, combine olive oil, white wine vinegar, garlic and herbs.
  • Salt and pepper to taste.

Julie’s Tips

Add this to any of your favorite salads and enjoy. 
Make extra and keep it in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks. 
Calories: 109kcal | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Vitamin C: 0.3mg | Calcium: 2mg | Iron: 0.1mg

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

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