Champagne Vinaigrette

This simple champagne vinaigrette will make any salad sparkle. With just 6 ingredients, it's bright, refreshing, and SO easy to make.

Champagne vinaigrette

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

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.

Hand using whisk to mix dressing ingredients in small glass bowl

In a small bowl, whisk together the vinegar, orange juice, honey, mustard, and salt.

Hand pouring olive oil into small bowl of dressing ingredients while other hand is whisking

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.

Small bowl of champagne vinaigrette with spoon

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!

Champagne vinaigrette recipe

More Favorite Salad Dressing Recipes

If you love this champagne vinaigrette, try one of these homemade salad dressings next:

Champagne Vinaigrette

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5 from 3 votes
Prep Time: 5 mins
Total Time: 5 mins
Serves 6 to 8
With just 6 ingredients, this champagne vinaigrette recipe is quick and easy to make! Toss it with a simple green salad, or drizzle it over roasted or sautéed veggies. Stored in an airtight container, it will keep for up to 5 days in the fridge.

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons champagne vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons fresh orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon honey or maple syrup
  • ½ teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • Heaping ¼ teaspoon sea salt

Instructions

  • In a small bowl, whisk together the vinegar, orange juice, honey, mustard, and salt. While whisking, slowly drizzle in the olive oil to emulsify the dressing.
  • See the blog post above for serving suggestions for your champagne vinaigrette.

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