Lemon Vinaigrette | Marinade

Easy vinaigrette that is perfect as a marinade or salad dressing!
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Homemade vinaigrette and marinades are absolutely the best. Once you start making and using them, you will never go bak to store bought. This recipe is very versatile; I love using it as a marinade for fish and chicken. Whenever I use it as a salad dressing I just pop in some sugar (but not absolutely necessary). I hope you will try this versatile recipe and enjoy it as much as we do. Happy Cooking!

Try this fish recipe using the marinade: Roasted Red Snapper | With Figs, Tomatoes, Onions and Goat Cheese.

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Lemon Vinaigrette | Marinade

This is an easy vinaigrette recipe that is great for marinating fish or chicken and is also a perfect salad dressing.

Course Condiment, Marinade, Salad Dressing
Cuisine American, Easy
Keyword Best fish marinade, Best homemade salad dressing, best seasoning for fish, Chicken Marinade, Easy fish marinade, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Holiday recipes, Homemade Salad Dressing, How to make homemade dressing, How to make salad dressing, Lemon vinaigrette, marinade for fish
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 16 Servings
Calories 73 kcal
Author Yasmin Jackson


  • 1/4 cup lemon juice freshly squeezed. About 2 lemons
  • 2 teaspoons fresh oregano leaves finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon garlic crushed or finely minced. About 2 to 3 cloves depending on size.
  • 1/2 tablespoon mustard (lI use Grey Poupon)
  • 3/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt or kosher. Adjust for your diet.
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • OPTIONAL: Use 1/2 to 1 teaspoon granulated sugar if using as a salad dressing.


  1. Place the first 5 ingredients in a 2-cup measuring cup.

  2. Use a whisk or fork to combine.

  3. Pour in the extra virgin olive oil. Whisk thoroughly until vinaigrette is emulsified (creamy looking).

  4. Season with the salt and fresh ground black pepper. Whisk.

    Note: If using vinaigrette as a salad dressing add 1/2 to 1 teaspoon granulated sugar. When using this recipe as a marinade for fish or chicken, no need to add the sugar.

  5. The vinaigrette marinade is ready to use. Can be stored up to one week in the refrigerator. Bring to room temperature before using. Enjoy

Recipe Notes

Nutrition facts are based on using 2 tablespoons and will vary depending how much of it is used.

Use a few tablespoons of this vinaigrette in this amazing Roasted Red Snapper | With Figs, Tomatoes, Onions and Goat Cheese.

Nutrition Facts
Lemon Vinaigrette | Marinade
Amount Per Serving
Calories 73 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 34mg1%
Potassium 6mg0%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 3IU0%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 3mg0%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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