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Lemon Vinaigrette

This lemon vinaigrette, from "Martha Stewart's Cooking School," works as a dressing for most salads.

  • yield: Makes 1/2 cup




  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons finely grated lemon zest
  • 2 tablespoons plus 1 1/2 teaspoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 6 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

Cook's Note

Martha used this vinaigrette recipe to make Poached Chicken Salad with Chopped Vegetables.


  1. Step 1

    Combine mustard, lemon zest, and juice in a jar; season with salt and pepper. Add some of the oil, then cover and shake to combine. Continue adding more oil and shaking until all the oil is incorporated and mixture is thickened and uniform in color. Serve immediately.

The Martha Stewart Show, January Winter 2009

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Reviews (2)

  • 24 Aug, 2012

    how much salad is this dressing enough for?

  • 14 Jan, 2009

    wow! ask and ye shall receive! thank you!