Spicy Dijon Vinaigrette

Maura Knowles - The Upside Blog by Vitacost.com

by | Updated: December 3rd, 2016

Break the bland salad habit with a dressing that makes your mouth (and your eyes!) water. You’ll whisk together organic extra virgin olive oil, apple cider vinegar and Dijon mustard for a zesty vinaigrette base, then add garlic and herbs for fresh flavor. A dash of chipotle or ancho chile is where the kick comes in””just a bit is all that’s needed for a love-it, want-more burn! Double or triple the batch and keep this dressing in a sealed jar in your fridge for up to a week.

Use low-sodium Dijon mustard for a heart-healthy dressing!

Spicy Dijon Dressing

Serves 1-2


3 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
2 tsp. low-sodium Dijon mustard
Juice of ½ of a lemon
1 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar
1 tsp. chipotle powder or ancho chile powder
1 garlic clove, diced
3 green onions, chopped
3 Tbsp. fresh basil, chopped
Freshly ground black pepper, to taste

1.  Combine ingredients in covered jar and shake well. Dressing can be stored in the refrigerator for up to three weeks.