Dijon Chive Vinaigrette is a bright and tangy salad dressing that has olive oil, rice vinegar, Dijon mustard, and fresh chives. Not only is it delicious, it only takes 5 minutes to make!
I don’t know about you, but I find it so rewarding to make my own sauces and dressings from scratch. Yes, it’s really easy to buy a bottle of salad dressing from the store, but I find that they either a) go bad before I use it up, or b) they contain iffy ingredients. Making your own dressing insures that you know exactly what’s in it, and it’s also way more fresh than anything you can get in the store.
I’ve made many homemade sauces and salad dressings, including a blue cheese dressing, an amazing sesame/soy dressing, and even my own barbeque sauce, but Dijon Chive Vinaigrette has got to be my new favorite. The tangy flavors from the rice vinegar and Dijon mustard really complement the slightly oniony flavor of the fresh chives. All that goodness gets whisked together with some olive oil and salt & pepper for a delicious, homemade salad dressing that only takes five minutes to make!
Vinaigrettes usually have a 2-1 or 3-1 oil to vinegar ratio. I find a 3-1 ratio to be a little too heavy in olive oil and not enough “pow” from the acidic part, so I used a 2-1 in this dressing and it’s absolutely perfect. The end result is light, fresh, and loaded with bright flavors that are screaming for some salad greens.
Now skip the condiment aisle of the grocery store and whip up your own Dijon Chive Vinaigrette!
If lemon and basil is your thing, make sure you try my Lemon Basil Vinaigrette for another healthy, homemade dressing.
- 8 tbsp. olive oil
- 4 tbsp. rice vinegar
- 2 tbsp. chopped fresh chives
- 1 tbsp. Dijon mustard
- ¼ tsp. + pinch sea salt
- Several grinds of fresh black pepper
- Add all ingredients to a medium bowl. Use a whisk to combine everything nicely. Serve or refrigerate for later. Stir before serving.