Dijon Vinaigrette For Two

Need a quick dressing for your salad? This easy dijon vinaigrette for two uses basic pantry ingredients and is ready in minutes. Bonus: it makes just a few tablespoons of dressing so you don’t have to worry about storing leftovers! 

Hand pouring vinaigrette onto a kale salad.

This zippy vinaigrette is the latest addition to our collection of small-batch sauces and dips. It’s got a tangy flavor that adds a little zing to salads, roasted vegetables (try it on Brussels sprouts), and even your classic veggie sub

Containers of olive oil, vinegar, maple syrup, mustard, salt, and pepper on a table.

Recipe Ingredients

Like most homemade salad dressings this one comes together quickly. All you need is a small jar with a lid and the following ingredients:

Oil: A light extra-virgin olive oil tastes great. 

Vinegar: We love the bright and fruity flavor of apple cider vinegar but you could use red wine vinegar or swap the vinegar for lemon juice. 

Real Maple Syrup: For a hint of sweetness. 

Mustard: Dijon mustard is our go-to but you can change things up with a spicy brown mustard or stone ground mustard. 

Salt and Pepper: Start with a pinch of each, then taste and adjust to your liking.  

Ingredients in mason jar and hand shaking covered jar.

Step By Step Instructions

1. Once you’ve gathered up your ingredients and are ready to make the vinaigrette combine the oil, vinegar, mustard, maple syrup, salt, and pepper in the jar.

2. Screw on the lid and shake, shake, shake. That’s it, easy peasy!

Jars of garlic powder, chili peppers, and red wine vinegar with a garlic clove and shallot.

Flavor Variations

Now that you’ve got a basic everyday recipe you can make it your own. Have fun experimenting, it’s really hard to go wrong. 

  • Spice things up with a pinch of red pepper flakes or a splash of hot sauce. 
  • Mix in ½ teaspoon of minced garlic or shallot. 
  • Add some finely chopped fresh herbs like parsley, thyme, or chives. 
Dijon dressing poured onto a salad.

Dijon Vinaigrette For Two

Yield: About 3 Tablespoons
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

This quick small batch dressing tastes great drizzled on everything from salads to roasted vegetables and even sandwiches. Feel free to double or triple the ingredients to make more if you want.


  • 1 Tablespoon (15 grams) Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 teaspoons (10 grams) Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon (5 grams) Real Maple Syrup
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons (5 to 10 grams) Dijon Mustard
  • Pinch Fine Sea Salt and Fresh Ground Black Pepper, add more to taste


  1. Add all ingredients to a small mason jar, screw on the lid, and shake well. Or whisk together in a small bowl.


Mustard Level: This is a very mustard-forward vinaigrette. If that's not usually your thing, start by adding 1 teaspoon. Shake the dressing, taste, and add more if desired.

Make-Ahead: If preparing the vinaigrette in advance, make sure to shake it well again before drizzling over food. 

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1½ Tablespoons
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 67Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 13mgCarbohydrates: 1.4gFiber: 0gSugar: 1.2g

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