Lemon Vinaigrette

Recipe Information

Total Time: 

10 minutes


2 cups

This dressing adds a bright flavor to salads or raw vegetables and makes a great dip!


  • 1/4 cup champagne vinegar
  • Pinch of salt
  • 4 egg yolks*
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • Juice of 2 lemons
  • 1 1/2 cups olive oil
  • 1/4 cup water
  • Salt to taste


Add vinegar, salt, egg yolks, lemon zest and juice, to a bowl or food processor. Blend or whip until the yolks have lightened and increased in volume. Slowly stream in oil, while whipping, until all oil is incorporated and the dressing is the consistency of mayonnaise. Slowly stream in the water, which will lighten the color and thin the dressing to a lighter consistency. Season to taste with salt.

Serving Suggestion

Serve with tomatoes, asparagus, chopped raw vegetables, or as a dip. *Note: Consuming raw or undercooked eggs may increase your risk of foodborne illness.

Tips & Notes

Learn how to make dressings from scratch and watch Casey Wilcox make this recipe (and more!) in this Co+op Kitchen video.

Nutritional Information

Per 2 tablespoons: 253 Calories, 26 g. fat, 155 mg. cholesterol, 7 mg. sodium, 2 g. carbohydrate, 0 g. fiber,2 g. protein