Sweet Onion Dijon Vinaigrette Dressing

This sweet onion dijon vinaigrette recipe is the perfect addition to any salad, grain bowl, or even drizzled on a sandwich. It’s easy, absolutely delicious, and uses simple ingredients. One of my favorite salads to use this for is my Deconstructed Burger Salad Bowls.

Why You’ll Love It:

There’s just something about homemade salad dressing that takes even the most simple salad to the next level. This sweet onion dressing is slightly sweet and full of tangy flavor.

If you’re new to homemade dressings or you don’t have tons of time, this delicious dressing is perfect for you. It’s quick, easy and uses just a few key ingredients.

It’s versatile flavor makes it a great recipe for any of your favorite salads- from summer salads to heartier winter ones like this Kale Pomegranate Salad.

Ingredients

Sweet Vidalia onion: The natural flavor of sweet Vidalia onions is so good in this dressing, but be sure to double check your onion! A sweet onion is essential, as a regular onion will have way too much bite. You can use red onion or green onions too, but the flavor and color will be different.

White wine vinegar: I love using white wine vinegar but you can swap out for white balsamic too.

Extra virgin olive oil: I love the flavor that olive oil gives dressings, but you can use any oil that you prefer.

Honey: You only need a small amount of honey to bring out the sweetness of the sweet onion!

Dijon mustard: Any kind of dijon mustard will do. I really love this one!

Granulated garlic and salt: Feel free to use garlic powder here too- I like the small amount of texture that the granulated garlic gives. You can also use black pepper to taste if you prefer it.

How to Make Sweet Onion Dijon Vinaigrette

  1. If you don’t want to use a blender: Finely dice 3 tablespoons of sweet onion. Add onion, vinegar, olive oil, honey, dijon mustard, and spices to a small bowl. Whisk until fully emulsified.
  2. If you want to use an immersion blender: Add roughly chopped sweet onion, vinegar, olive oil, honey, dijon mustard, and spices to a tall cylinder container (like a mason jar). Blend on high with an immersion blender for 20-30 seconds until fully emulsified.
  3. If you want to use a standard blender: Add roughly chopped sweet onion, vinegar, olive oil, honey, dijon mustard, and spices to blender. Close the top of the blender and blend on high for 20-30 seconds until fully emulsified. You can also use a food processor.

Recipe Tips and Variations

  • After making, you can store in an air-tight container for up to 4-5 days in the refrigerator. I like making small batches at a time for freshness.
  • If keeping extra in the fridge, give the dressing a few minutes out of the fridge before serving and give it a good shake (ingredients tend to stick together in the fridge since it’s all fresh!).
  • This recipe works with just about any vinegar. Swap white wine for white balsamic, regular balsamic, red wine vinegar, or apple cider vinegar.
  • Swap maple syrup with honey if you don’t have honey on hand or prefer it.
  • Add fresh herbs like fresh parsley or basil for even more flavor.
  • Toss this simple dressing with baby spinach or any of your favorite salad mixes in a large bowl for a super easy salad side.

Make Sure to Check Out:

Deconstructed Burger Salad Bowls

Easy Buffalo Chicken Rice Bowl

A small bottle of sweet onion dijon vinaigrette on a wooden board.

Sweet Onion Dijon Vinaigrette

Sweet and tangy dressing made with sweet onions, white wine vinegar and honey.
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 118kcal

Ingredients

  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp dijon mustard
  • 4 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 1/4 small sweet onion
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 3 tbsp water
  • 1/2 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 pinch salt

Instructions

  • If you don't want to use a blenderFinely dice 3 tablespoons of sweet onion. Add onion, vinegar, olive oil, honey, dijon mustard, and spices to a small bowl. Whisk until fully emulsified. 
  • If you want to use an immersion blender: Add roughly chopped sweet onion, vinegar, olive oil, honey, dijon mustard, and spices to a tall cylinder container (like a mason jar). Blend on high with an immersion blender for 20-30 seconds until fully emulsified.
  • If you want to use a standard blender: Add roughly chopped sweet onion, vinegar, olive oil, honey, dijon mustard, and spices to blender. Blend on high for 20-30 seconds until fully emulsified.

Nutrition

Calories: 118kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 0.2g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Sodium: 4mg | Potassium: 33mg | Fiber: 0.2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 0.2IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 0.2mg

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