Lemon Dill Vinaigrette

This Lemon Dill Vinaigrette is made from simple ingredients and takes only minutes to make! Great for spinach salads, pasta salads or as a marinade for chicken or fish.

vinaigrette in a glass container with a squeezed lemon on the side.

This post contains Amazon Affiliate links. Hot Eats and Cool Reads may receive a small commission for Amazon purchases made through these links at no cost to you. Thanks for your support!

Looking for more recipes, books, food and travel fun? Follow me!

FacebookPinterestInstagramTwitter, and Facebook Recipe Group!

Check out my kids recipes, crafts and activities at my other website, Sweet Hazel Honey!


vinaigrette being poured from a spoon onto a spinach salad.

This recipe was photographed and updated 4/2023.

I am completely obsessed with making homemade vinaigrette! My goal is to eat spinach or shaved brussels sprouts salads most days for lunch. To keep it interesting, I switch up the vinaigrette every couple days and make something new.

This Lemon Dill Vinaigrette is definitely a favorite. It's tangy with a touch of sweetness, fresh and so delicious! The garlic, dijon and seasoned rice vinegar boost the flavor of this dressing. I highly recommend using seasoned rice vinegar in homemade vinaigrette. It's more mild than some other vinegars and has an amazing flavor. 

You can also use this vinaigrette in pasta salads for a BBQ, or as a marinade for chicken or fish. 

Store this dressing in the refrigerator, in a sealed mason jar, for easy pouring whenever you make a salad. 

Keep scrolling for tips, vinaigrette recipes and more! 

Thanks so much for supporting a small business and visiting our family owned blog 💕

Shopping list:

Scroll down to the printable recipe card for measurements and instructions!

Recipe tips:

vinaigrette in a white bowl with a whisk on the side.

More vinaigrette recipes you might like:

You can add or substitute with these ingredients:

  • use freshly squeezed orange juice instead of lemon
  • use fresh chopped basil instead of dill
  • use garlic powder instead of fresh
  • use honey instead of granulated sugar

dressing being poured onto a spinach salad.

Our favorite kitchen equipment and supplies used with this recipe:

I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we did!

Lemon Dill Vinaigrette on a spinach salad.
Yield 6 servings
Author Hot Eats and Cool Reads
Prep time
5 Min
Total time
5 Min

Lemon Dill Vinaigrette


  • 3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon seasoned rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • A pinch of each salt, black pepper and granulated sugar


  1. In a small bowl, whisk together all ingredients until combined or add ingredients to a small jar with a lid and shake until combined.
  2. This can be served immediately, but I recommend refrigerating for 30 minutes prior to serving to allow the flavors to develop.


Refrigerate leftovers in an airtight container for up to three days.

Nutrition Facts




4.78 g

Sat. Fat

0.65 g


1 g


0.14 g

Net carbs

0.86 g


0.41 g


0.17 g


27.84 mg


0 mg

Hot Eats and Cool Reads is not responsible for the outcome of any recipe you try from this blog/website. You may not always have the same results I do due to variations in ingredients, humidity, altitude, cooking temperatures, typos, errors, omissions, or individual cooking abilities. 

You are solely responsible for ensuring that any nutritional information provided is accurate, complete, and useful. I am not a certified nutritionist and make no claims to the contrary. Each individual's dietary needs and restrictions are unique to the individual.

vinaigrette in a glass container with recipe title text overlay.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Recipes around this time in blog history....

One year ago:

Two years ago:

Looking for more recipes, books, food and travel fun? Follow me!

FacebookPinterestInstagramTwitter, and Facebook Recipe Group


  1. This looks delicious! I love vinaigrette and enjoy creating new ones as well! Thanks for sharing :)

  2. So easy! I love fresh dill too - and I almost always have all of the ingredients on hand to make this!! Pinned!!

  3. Ooh, that sounds really good! I love how light vinaigrettes are.


Post a Comment

Comments make my day! Comment moderation is enabled, so if you don't see your comment right away, check back later after I approve it! :) Thanks so much for stopping by!