Pop the champagne (vinaigrette)! This bright, citrusy salad dressing has become one of my favorites lately, and I think you need it in your back pocket too.
Let me tell you why I love it. Compared to its more assertive cousins (say, balsamic or white wine vinegar), champagne vinegar has a quieter, more delicate flavor. As a result, this champagne vinaigrette is ideal for drizzling over the tender lettuces, herbs, and other greens that are in season at this time of year. It gives them pep and zing, but it doesn’t overwhelm their natural sweet, earthy, and herbaceous flavors. So, if you find yourself tossing together a side salad in the next couple of weeks, remember: this champagne vinaigrette would be the perfect way to dress it up.
Champagne Vinaigrette Recipe Ingredients
Here’s what you’ll need to make this champagne vinaigrette:
- Champagne vinegar – This delicate vinegar is crisp and fruity. It adds tang to the dressing without being too sharp.
- Fresh orange juice – Don’t reach for store-bought orange juice when you make this dressing. Instead, squeeze an orange yourself! The fresh juice brings out the fruity notes in the vinegar and adds zesty flavor to the dressing.
- Honey or maple syrup – For balance.
- Dijon mustard – For a peppery, tangy kick.
- Extra-virgin olive oil – It gives the dressing body.
- And sea salt – To make all the flavors pop!
Find the complete recipe with measurements below.
In a small bowl, whisk together the vinegar, orange juice, honey, mustard, and salt.
As you whisk, slowly pour in the olive oil to emulsify the dressing.
Alternatively, you can place all the dressing ingredients in a small lidded jar and shake to combine. That’s it!
Store the dressing in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.
Champagne Vinaigrette Serving Suggestions
This champagne vinaigrette will elevate all sorts of salads. Toss it with a simple green salad, or try using it in place of the salad dressing in any of these recipes:
Not in the mood for a salad? Drizzle this homemade vinaigrette over roasted, steamed, or sautéed veggies instead. We love it on roasted fennel, cauliflower, and beets as well as sautéed broccoli rabe and steamed broccoli.
How do you like to use champagne vinaigrette? Let me know in the comments!
More Favorite Salad Dressing Recipes
If you love this champagne vinaigrette, try one of these homemade salad dressings next:
- Balsamic Vinaigrette
- Lemon Vinaigrette
- Greek Salad Dressing
- Apple Cider Vinegar Dressing
- Italian Dressing
- Honey Mustard Dressing
- Tahini Dressing
- Or any of these 15 Healthy Salad Dressing Recipes!