Looking for a simple salad dressing that goes with everything? Try this healthy champagne vinaigrette recipe! It’s a versatile homemade vinaigrette that pairs perfectly with green salads, grain salads, roasted vegetables, and more. Make a batch today to use all week – it only takes five minutes and six ingredients!

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As a Registered Dietitian, my best advice for making vegetables taste better is to pair them with healthy homemade dressings, sauces, and dips. When it comes to salads, a simple homemade vinaigrette or salad dressing can take your salad from boring to delicious!

This homemade champagne vinegar salad dressing is the latest addition to my collection of healthy homemade salad dressings. Some of my favorites include my white balsamic vinaigrette, fig balsamic dressing, sesame ginger miso dressing, Greek yogurt salad dressing, honey balsamic vinaigrette, and tahini goddess dressing.

Champagne vinaigrette is a light, zesty, and simple salad dressing that pairs perfectly with all kinds of salads, vegetables – it’s especially delicious with my red quinoa salad! Made with extra virgin olive oil, it is packed with heart-healthy unsaturated fatty acids. It’s so easy to make and takes just five minutes!

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Ingredients in champagne vinaigrette

You need just six ingredients to make this recipe! Everything you need to make it, below:

This vinaigrette is gluten free, nut free, dairy free, and can be easily made vegan but swapping honey for maple syrup.

Kitchen tools needed

You’ll need a small bowl and a small whisk or fork to make this salad dressing.

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What is champagne vinegar?

Champagne vinegar is simply vinegar made from champagne wine! Since it is made from sparkling champagne, you can expect a light & bright flavor from champagne vinegar. It has a pale gold hue, similar to white balsamic vinegar.

Champagne vinegar is lighter and milder than other wine vinegars (like white wine vinegar). Therefore, it is an excellent vinegar to use when you want to highlight the ingredients in your dish without overpowering the flavors with the taste of vinegar.

How to make champagne vinaigrette

A vinaigrette in its most basic form is simply an oil and vinegar salad dressing. To make champagne vinaigrette, add champagne vinegar, extra virgin olive oil, minced shallot, salt, Dijon mustard, and honey to a small bowl.

Whisk together the ingredients until emulsified.

Alternatively, add the vinaigrette ingredients to a small jar, close it, and vigorously shake!

How long does homemade vinaigrette last?

Homemade dressings do not contain preservatives, so they won’t last quite as long as store-bought ones. Vinaigrette will stay fresh for up to two weeks, when stored in the fridge.

Keep your homemade vinaigrette in a small jar or airtight container to keep it fresh for as long as possible.

Serving suggestions

Champagne vinaigrette is incredibly versatile due to it’s light & bright flavor. You can pair it with pretty much any green salad or grain salad! I’ve linked some favorites of mine that would pair well, below:

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Extra virgin olive oil nutrition & health benefits

Extra virgin olive oil is one of the healthiest oils to consume because it is rich in heart-healthy fatty acids. One tablespoon of olive oil provides 14 grams of fat, but only 1 gram is from saturated fat.

The majority of the fat in olive oil comes from heart-healthy monounsaturated fatty acids. Eating monounsaturated fat can help lower the “bad” LDL cholesterol in your blood, thereby reducing your risk for heart disease and stroke.

Difference between extra virgin olive oil and regular olive oil

Compared to regular olive oil, extra virgin olive oil requires less processing. Therefore, extra virgin olive oil retains beneficial plant compounds such as lignans and flavones, which are powerful antioxidants that help keep our cells healthy and fight inflammation

Extra virgin olive oil has more flavor and aroma than regular olive oil. Extra virgin olive oil has a lower smoke point than regular olive oil, so it shouldn’t be heated over 400°F. These properties make it ideal for salad dressings.

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Healthy 5-Minute Champagne Vinaigrette

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  • Author: Alex Aldeborgh
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: makes 2/3 cup 1x
  • Category: dressing
  • Method: no cook
  • Cuisine: American, French
  • Diet: Vegetarian
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Description

Looking for a simple salad dressing that goes with everything? Try this healthy champagne vinaigrette recipe! It’s a versatile homemade vinaigrette that pairs perfectly with green salads, grain salads, roasted vegetables, and more. Make a batch today to use all week – it only takes five minutes and six ingredients!


Ingredients

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  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup champagne vinegar
  • 1/2 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 3/4 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp shallot, minced
  • 1/4 tsp salt


Instructions

  1. Add all the ingredients to a small bowl.
    champagne vinaigrette ingredients in a small speckled bowl before mixing
     
  2. Vigorously whisk together the dressing in a zig-zag motion until emulsified using a small whisk or fork.
    hands whisking a small bowl of salad dressing

Notes

How long does homemade vinaigrette last?

Homemade dressings do not contain preservatives, so they won’t last quite as long as store-bought ones. Vinaigrette will stay fresh for up to two weeks, when stored in the fridge.

Keep your homemade vinaigrette in a small jar or airtight container to keep it fresh for as long as possible.