Savory Dijon Wine Vinaigrette

It’s salad season! So we should talk about my favorite savory dijon wine vinaigrette!!!

Just kidding, it’s always salad season!

It is spring, though, and there are berries popping up everywhere and different apples ripening and coming into season; not to mention bathing suit season is coming up and people are looking to eat a bit lighter, but we still want flavor and satisfaction and enjoyment in what we eat, right?!

::fist bump::

Homemade Savory Dijon Wine Vinaigrette 

dijon white wine vinaigrette salad



What comes to mind when you think salad?

Is it a plate of lettuce, maybe with a few stray tomatoes, onions, and croutons… maybe some cheese scattered on?  If this is your definition of salad, we need to talk.

No, for real… let’s talk.  E-mail me, FB me, IG me, Message me!

Salads are a glorious thing, crunchy, crisp, chilled, refreshing, and the possibilities are only limited by your imagination.

Winter Pear and Berry  Salad

pear, berry, walnut winter salad with feta and tangy dressing


Berrylicious Summer Salad with Honey Glazed Pecans

leafy green berry salad with honey glazed pecans

Avocado Beet and Carrot Salad Wraps

avocado, beet, carrot salad wraps | A Southern Fairytale



See… like I said, so many options, varieties, and ways to customize, and upgrade your salad from the wilted green thing you probably think of when someone mentions salads, and I haven’t even begun to share all the salad options that are already on here, and the ones yet to come!!  Spicy, breakfast, caesar (texas style), cobb, cajun cobb, Texas Mediterranean inspired (y’all saw it on instagram last week) and more….

However, the reason for today’s post is my favorite homemade dressing in the world – the Savory Dijon Wine Vinaigrette 

savory dijon wine vinaigrette


This is the most delicious dressing:  it comes together in 5 minutes, and pairs brilliantly with just about every salad. It’s tangy and bright, with savory undertones which means it is a perfect complement for sweet berry salads, bold salads with strong flavors and meat, and even a traditional cobb salad.

This is a fruit dipping dressing, a veggie dipping dressing, a salad topping, finger licking, 5-minute dressing that beats most restaurant and store-bought dressings.  (I say most because let’s be real, there are certain pairings that should be left alone – the blue cheese wedge, the traditional caesar….  fill in your favorite salad {….} )

I’ve been making this savory dijon wine vinaigrette for 6 or 7 years, and everyone I make it for immediately falls in love with it, even the adamant Ranch lovers, it’s that good, y’all.

I made it for a cheer event today, and when we were clearing everything away, I said to my friend, Tiffany, “you can keep the leftover vinaigrette”   she looked at me and said, “I wasn’t planning on giving it back” 🙂 🙂   my response: “can I have my blue mason jar back, it’s my favorite”

iphone pic of tonight’s salads with the blue mason jar of dijon wine vinaigrette in the background

dijon wine vinaigrette


Fair warning: have some sliced fruit next to you when you make this, because you have to taste it for Quality Control, and then you won’t be able to stop… trust me.

Savory Dijon Wine Vinaigrette

this tangy and bright dijon wine vinaigrette is the perfect addition to any salad, and makes a great complement to any fruit platter
Print Recipe
Prep Time:5 mins
Total Time:5 mins


  • 2/3 Cups Mayonnaise
  • 1/4 Cups White Wine Vinegar
  • 2 Tbsps Dijon Mustard
  • 1 Tbsp Granulated White Sugar
  • 1/2 Medium Shallot minced
  • **Fresh Cracked Black Pepper to taste


  • In a mason jar, or dressing mixer, add all the ingredients and shake until combined. ** Add fresh cracked black pepper to taste
  • Use within a couple of hours, or refrigerate
  • Serve room temperature, or lightly chilled
Servings: 1 Cup
Author: Rachel - A Southern Fairytale








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  1. I always include a salad in my meal because it is healthy. But can we mix match the ingredients? or replace it from one to another? Your post is helpful and nice.

  2. I love your recipe! I love salads, and one thing I like about changing them up is the variety of salad dressings that can be used. And store bought just lack the freshness. Thanks for sharing!

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