Make this dressing in 5 minutes using the blender for a creamy texture, or shake it up in a jar. It’s so much better than any store-bought vinaigrette!
The Best White Wine Vinaigrette
I don’t know about you, but my favorite part of eating a salad is that exact moment when I drizzle a delicious dressing to coat everything! When I crave a vinaigrette that adds moisture and a delicate flavor, I make this White Wine Vinaigrette.
Once you make a dressing at home, you never look back. This easy recipe takes 5 minutes and is way better and more budget-friendly than any store-bought version. You can make it super fast in the blender or simply mix everything in a jar!
While I love the strong flavor of a red wine vinaigrette, this White Wine Vinaigrette recipe is a favorite for all kinds of salads. It is also milder than the classic Balsamic Vinaigrette, so it goes great when you want a smooth dressing that doesn’t cover up the salad flavors.
Combine white wine vinegar with the you already use in your everyday cooking, and this epic vinaigrette is ready to go! Here’s what you need:
- Garlic clove: everything tastes better with garlic!
- Dijon mustard: adds flavor while helping emulsify the vinaigrette.
- White wine vinegar: the MVP of this dressing.
- Lemon juice: adds a bright citric note. Fresh is better!
- Honey: its sweetness balances the vinaigrette flavors.
- Salt and black pepper: the classics, for seasoning.
- Olive oil: for flavor and texture.
You’ll find the measurements for this recipe in the printable recipe card below.
What is The Best Vinegar for Salad Dressing
Vinaigrette recipes call for oil and vinegar. While oil and other ingredients don’t change too much, it’s vinegar that gives its profile flavor to vinaigrettes. The most common ones are balsamic and white wine vinegar.
Balsamic vinegar has a deep flavor with slightly sweet notes and makes a great Balsamic vinaigrette. White wine vinegar and champagne vinegar are milder, adding a nice flavor to salads, without being overwhelming. You can also make a champagne vinaigrette.
How to Make White Wine Vinaigrette
You can make this White Wine Vinaigrette with the blender or chop the garlic and give everything a good shake in a jar. Both methods are super simple:
- Blend ingredients
Make the salad dressing by placing all ingredients, except the olive oil, inside a blender. Blend until smooth.
- Add olive oil
With the blender running, slowly pour the olive oil into the smooth dressing until it’s emulsified -once it looks creamy. Alternatively, you can finely chop the garlic clove, combine all ingredients inside a mason jar, and shake generously.
Transfer the salad dressing into a salad dressing container or pitcher and refrigerate until ready to serve for up to a week.
Storing Homemade Vinaigrette
This homemade vinaigrette can be stored in the fridge for up to a week. If you’re going to use it immediately after making it, a dressing pitcher works perfectly.
For leftovers or later use, I recommend using a salad dressing container with a lid, like a glass jar, a bottle, or a salad dressing twist jar.
Plastic containers are not the best option for storing dressings in the long term. The plastic absorbs the oil, making it harder to clean.
How to Use White Wine Vinaigrette
Drizzle one tablespoon of this White Wine Vinaigrette and I can already hear you mmmmm-ing! Here are my favorite salads to pair with this tasty dressing:
- Chicken Caprese Salad
- Fig Salad with Goat Cheese
- Blackened Chicken Salad
- Blueberry Spinach Salad
- Salmon Nicoise Salad
Smooth White Wine Vinaigrette
- 1 clove garlic
- 2 tablespoons Dijon Mustard
- ¼ cup white wine vinegar
- 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons honey
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- ½ cup extra virgin olive oil
- Make the salad dressing by placing all ingredients, except the olive oil, inside a blender. Blend until smooth.
- With the blender running, slowly pour the olive oil into the smooth dressing until it’s emulsified -once it looks creamy. Alternatively, you can finely chop the garlic clove, combine all ingredients inside a mason jar, and shake generously.
- Transfer the salad dressing into a salad dressing container or pitcher and refrigerate until ready to serve for up to a week.