Easy Champagne Vinaigrette

published Oct 15, 2022
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Champagne Vinaigrette Recipe

An elegant dressing made with just a handful of pantry ingredients, and about five minutes on the clock.

Serves8

Makes1 cup

Prep5 minutes to 7 minutes

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Photograph of champagne vinaigrette.
Credit: Kelli Foster

Champagne vinaigrette is the darling of homemade salad dressings. It’s an everyday vinaigrette that goes with everything and can be pulled together in mere minutes with a handful of basic ingredients — yet it tastes (and sounds!) kinda fancy. With a mellow tang and subtle sweetness, it’s easy to partner with everything from green salads and pasta salad to roast chicken and potatoes.

What Is Champagne Vinaigrette Made Of?

Champagne vinaigrette is made with just a handful of pantry ingredients, and about five minutes on the clock. Here’s what you’ll need.

What Does Champagne Vinaigrette Taste Like?

If you like white wine vinaigrette, you’re going to love Champagne vinaigrette, as well. It’s a really nice, light everyday vinaigrette that feels a little more special. The dressing is well-balanced with a mellow tang, lemony undertones, and a hint of subtle sweetness.

Is There Alcohol in Champagne Vinaigrette?

No. Despite the name, there’s no alcohol in Champagne vinaigrette. Champagne vinaigrette is made with Champagne vinegar, not actual Champagne.

Credit: Kelli Foster

What Is Champagne Vinaigrette Used For?

Champagne vinaigrette is great on salads, of course, and also tossed with warm potatoes and veggies. Here are a few of our favorite ways to it.

Champagne Vinaigrette Recipe

An elegant dressing made with just a handful of pantry ingredients, and about five minutes on the clock.

Prep time 5 minutes to 7 minutes

Makes 1 cup

Serves 8

Nutritional Info

Ingredients

  • 1/2

    small shallot

  • 1

    medium lemon

  • 1/3 cup

    champagne vinegar

  • 1 tablespoon

    honey

  • 1 teaspoon

    Dijon mustard

  • 3/4 teaspoon

    kosher salt

  • 1/4 teaspoon

    freshly ground black pepper

  • 1/2 cup

    extra-virgin olive oil

Instructions

  1. Prepare the following, adding each to the same small bowl or small jar as you complete it: Finely chop 1/2 small shallot (about 1 tablespoon). Juice 1 medium lemon until you have 2 tablespoons.

  2. Add 1/3 cup champagne vinegar, 1 tablespoon honey, 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard, 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt, and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper. Whisk or seal the jar and shake to combine.

  3. Add 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil. Whisk vigorously or seal the jar and shake until combined and emulsified.

Recipe Notes

Storage: Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 1 week. Rewhisk before using.