Garlic Lemon Vinaigrette Recipe

This delicious, garlic lemon vinaigrette is the perfect dressing for those evenings when you end up having salad because it’s just too hot.

The California heat is really beating down on us hard at the moment. We keep teetering into triple digits and then back out again. With my one little air conditioner and a few fans, the house is generally warm this time of year, so cooking is not always an option. But that doesn’t mean we don’t eat well.

Clean Eating Garlic Lemon Vinaigrette Recipe

In fact, you don’t have to heat your kitchen at all to eat well during the summer months and this dressing is proof of that. Tons of flavor with the just shake of a few ingredients!


  • It’s fast.
  • It’s easy.
  • You can’t beat the flavor.
  • It can be made in about 2 minutes, to order.
  • It can double as a delicious chicken marinade.
  • You don’t have to turn on the stove or oven or any other appliance that creates heat.

Blend up a fresh batch whenever needed. It will keep in the fridge for about 2 weeks and can be poured over pasta salad, used as marinade or as a simple salad dressing. Give it a try!


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Clean Eating Garlic Lemon Vinaigrette Recipe

Garlic Lemon Vinaigrette Recipe

This refreshing, summery dressing is perfect for those hot days when you have salad for dinner because it’s too hot to cook. This also makes a delicious marinade for chicken!
4.25 from 4 votes
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Course: Condiments
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 10 servings
Calories: 173kcal
Author: Tiffany McCauley


  • ¾ cup oil (extra virgin olive oil or grapeseed work well)
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • ¼ cup pure maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder (use 2 tsp. if you like a strong garlic flavor)
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth and well combined.
  • Serve over your favorite salad!


Please note that the nutrition data below is a ballpark figure. Exact data is not possible.


Serving: 2tbsp. | Calories: 173kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 30mg | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin C: 2.4mg | Calcium: 9mg

4.25 from 4 votes (3 ratings without comment)

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  1. 4 stars
    Seems refreshing to drink. Would like to give it a go for this 10 min recipe. Good one!

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Ahaan – I’m not sure I would drink it, but it’s great on salad. 🙂

  2. How long will this stay good in the fridge?

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Kel – The proper answer would be 3 days. But I’ve had it last much longer then that. My guess would be up to two weeks, but you’ll have to play it by ear.