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French Vinaigrette Dressing

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This homemade French vinaigrette dressing gives your vegetables the perfect tang. Pairs great with most green salads.

homemade french vinaigrette

I hope everyone is having a great start to the new year. We are well into January now, and back on track from the busy holiday season. I’ve been really enjoying salads lately, and always looking for ways to change them up.

One way I like to eat salads is by using different dressings, so I don’t get too tired of eating them the same way. I’ve been making this French vinaigrette dressing a lot because it’s a nice to change to the dressing I normally use.

What is French Vinaigrette Dressing?

French dressings are made with an oil and vinegar base. Common combinations include, dijon mustard, salt, minced shallots, and garlic.

homemade french vinaigrette

This is a pretty simply simple dressing to put together. It uses several fresh ingredients too, which makes it taste fresher than store bought dressing.

Why you’ll love this recipe

  • Ready in a matter of minutes
  • Great on any salad of your choice 
  • Perfect for low-carb and gluten-free diets
homemade french vinaigrette


What you’ll need to make this recipe.

french vinaigrette dressing process picture

How to make this recipe

1 – Add the finely diced parsley and minced garlic to a large mixing bowl.

2 – Add the sugar, salt and pepper and Dijon mustard and mix together well.

3 – Add the olive oil and rice wine vinegar and mix together thoroughly.

Once everything is mixed together, transfer the dressing to a glass mason jar, or air tight container. Place to dressing in the refrigerator to chill, and shake well before using.

homemade french vinaigrette

How do I store my homemade dressing?

Place dressing in a mason jar with tight fitting lid, or other dressing container with a tight lid. Properly stored, dressing will last up to 2 weeks in the refrigerator.

Calories per serving (2 tbsp): 8

Yield: 6 Servings

French Vinaigrette Dressing

French vinaigrette dressing in an open top mason jar with dressing on a spoon

This homemade French vinaigrette dressing gives your vegetables the perfect tang. Pairs great with most green salads.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes


  • 1 tsp dijon mustard
  • 2 tbsp fresh parsely, diced
  • 1 tsp fresh minced garlic
  • 1 tsp monk fruit sweetener (or granulated sugar)
  • 1/4 tsp ground pepper
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 oz olive oil
  • 4 oz rice wine vinegar


  1. In a large mixing bowl, add mustard, parsley, garlic, sweetener, pepper and salt. Mix together well. 
  2. Add olive oil and vinegar. Whisk together until all ingredients are fully combined.
  3. Transfer dressing to a mason jar, or dressing container with a lid that seals tight, and store in refrigerator. Shake well before each use.


  • The herbs will naturally float to the top, so shake dressing well before each use.

    Nutrition Information:



    Amount Per Serving: Calories: 8Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 119mgCarbohydrates: 0gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 0g

    Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

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    Saturday 18th of January 2020

    This is one of my favourite dressings. The more herbs the better I say.


    Saturday 18th of January 2020

    Thanks, I agree! :)

    Bintu | Recipes From A Pantry

    Saturday 18th of January 2020

    This sounds like the perfect salad dressing for me - I love dressings but finding low calorie ones can be super difficult sometimes.


    Saturday 18th of January 2020

    Thanks, Bintu. :)


    Saturday 18th of January 2020

    This is one of my favorite easy vinaigrette recipes! I've tried it a few times with different ingredients in my salad, and this dressing is always a winner!


    Saturday 18th of January 2020

    That's great to hear, Victoria. :)


    Saturday 18th of January 2020

    This French vinaigrette is simple to make and so refreshing! Perfect for a simple side salad!


    Saturday 18th of January 2020

    Thank you! :)


    Saturday 18th of January 2020

    I love making dressings from scratch because I know what I am putting in them. This one looks delicious!


    Saturday 18th of January 2020

    Thanks, Julia. :)

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