Dijon Mustard Vinaigrette

Total Time

Prep: 5 min.


1 cup

Updated: Feb. 01, 2023
This simple five ingredient vinaigrette is so versatile. To save time on mixing, you can put it in a mason jar and shake. —Sarah Farmer, Taste of Home Culinary Director
Dijon Mustard Vinaigrette Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
  • 3/4 cup extra virgin olive oil


  1. In a large bowl, whisk together first 4 ingredients. Slowly add olive oil while whisking constantly.

Test Kitchen tips
  • For the best results, start with all the ingredients at room temperature. If the oil is cool or cold, it is much more difficult to form the emulsion.
  • To get the most flavor out of these simple ingredients, mix up the vinaigrette and let it sit at room temperature 1 to 3 hours before serving. Refrigerate any leftovers; bring cold vinaigrette to room temperature before shaking to combine.
  • Nutrition Facts

    2 tablespoons: 189 calories, 20g fat (3g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 193mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.