Herb Vinaigrette: Add Burst of Flavor, Versatility and Health Goodness to Any Dish
Are you ready to add a burst of flavor and healthy goodness to multiple dishes with a sauce that will have your tastebuds saying, “Give me more!”?
Searching for the perfect harmony of flavors can be a lifelong culinary pursuit.
Allow me to introduce you to a sauce that deserves a spot in every kitchen: herb vinaigrette.
Herb Vinaigrette: A Burst of Flavor
Whether you use basil, parsley, cilantro, tarragon, or dill, herb vinaigrette deserves a place in every kitchen.
As summer tiptoes into full bloom, the key to a vibrant burst of flavor in this vinaigrette is fresh herbs.
You’ll want to make this taste bud tantalizing vinaigrette all year ‘round if you have access to fresh herbs.
Now fresh herbs are key, but no vinaigrette is complete without a good dose of acidity.
And it’s here that my favorite citrus fruit – lemon – plays a crucial role.
I always, always, always have fresh lemons in my kitchen.
Herb Vinaigrette: Versatility
In addition to its vibrant flavors, the allure of a fresh herb vinaigrette is its versatility in your kitchen
Of course this vinaigrette will elevate any salad greens you you dress with it.
But don’t stop there.
This herb vinaigrette has transformative power over even the simplest of dishes.
Drizzle it over roasted vegetables, rice pilaf, grilled chicken, or use it as a dipping sauce for some crusty bread.
Herb Vinaigrette: Healthy Goodness
While your slathering your new favorite vinaigrette over everything on your plate, it may be heartwarming to know that this symphony of flavors is also very good for you.
Fresh herbs are rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, making them an excellent addition to your diet.
Lemons not only add a tang of flavor to but provide a shot of Vitamin C.
And perhaps more importantly, since you’ve made this soon-to-be-your-favorite -sauce in your own kitchen using fresh ingredients, you’ve treated yourself well.
Because you’ve avoided all the preservatives, fillers, added sugars and salt etc., that arrive in your home in the form of bottled salad dressings.
Herb Vinaigrette: Try It Today
My version of this simple herb vinaigrette uses tarragon, dill, cilantro, and the green only parts of the green onion.
Try it with your favorite herbs and come up with the combination that makes your taste buds dance.
Embark on this flavorful journey today.
This aromatic dressing brings together the vibrant flavors of fresh herbs with the tanginess of fresh lemon juice.
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
- 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
- 1 tablespoon fresh dill, minced
- 1 tablespoon fresh tarragon, minced
- 1 tablespoon fresh cilantro, chopped
- 1 tablespoon minced green onion
- Kosher salt
- Whisk together the lemon juice and Dijon mustard.
- Whisk the olive oil into the lemon juice and Dijon mustard.
- Stir in the dill, tarragon, cilantro, and minced green onion.
- Season with salt to taste.
Notes: Add in any of your favorite fresh herbs to this easy, fresh, and bright salad dressing. For a flavor kick, whisk in a few red pepper flakes.