Lemon-Parmesan Vinaigrette

This simple dressing is perfectly balanced thanks to zip from lemon juice and mustard, umami from Parmesan cheese and fresh flair from chives. Break out the good olive oil for the most flavor.

Parmesan Vinaigrette
Photo: Photography / Jennifer Causey, Styling / Ruth Blackburn / Audrey Davis
Active Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
10 mins


  • ½ cup lemon juice

  • ½ cup minced shallot

  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese

  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh chives

  • 4 teaspoons Dijon mustard

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon ground pepper

  • 1 cup extra-virgin olive oil


  1. Whisk lemon juice, shallot, Parmesan, chives, mustard, salt and pepper in a medium bowl. Slowly whisk in oil.

To make ahead

Refrigerate for up to 4 days. Bring to room temperature before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

143 Calories
15g Fat
2g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Serving Size 2 Tbsp.
Calories 143
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 2g 1%
Protein 1g 2%
Total Fat 15g 19%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 2mg 1%
Vitamin A 42IU 1%
Sodium 148mg 6%
Potassium 34mg 1%

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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