Herb Vinaigrette


This fresh herb vinaigrette dressing recipe is great tossed with mixed greens or as a dressing for cold pasta salads. It's easily adapted to whatever herbs and citrus you have on hand. Be sure to shake well before serving.

herb vinaigrette
Photo: Jen Causey
Active Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
10 mins
about 3/4 cup


  • cup extra-virgin olive oil

  • cup vinegar, such as red-wine, champagne, white balsamic or rice

  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh herbs, such as basil, chives, cilantro, dill, oregano and/or tarragon, or 1 tablespoon dried

  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped shallots

  • 2 tablespoons lime or lemon juice

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper


  1. Combine oil, vinegar, herbs, shallot, lime (or lemon) juice, salt and pepper in a jar with a tight-fitting lid. Cover and shake until well combined.

To make ahead

Refrigerate for up to 5 days. Shake well before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

78 Calories
8g Fat
1g Carbs
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 9
Calories 78
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 1g 0%
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Vitamin A 49IU 1%
Vitamin C 1mg 1%
Folate 2mcg 1%
Sodium 66mg 3%
Calcium 4mg 0%
Magnesium 2mg 0%
Potassium 18mg 0%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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