Rosemary Vinaigrette It’s seasonal, festive, flavorful, and super easy to make. I’ve tossed it with roasted sweet potatoes and mixed it with cannellini beans for a quick bean salad. I’ve also used it more traditionally – like in this Winter Salad with Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Toasted Pepitas. Rosemary Vinaigrette is a great way to make fall & winter veggies taste amazing.
What do you need for the rosemary vinaigrette
- Fresh Rosemary- fresh rosemary is the major aromatic flavor in this salad dressing. Because fresh rosemary is softer and more tender than dry rosemary, I encourage you to get fresh rosemary for the salad. It makes it easier to create a nice smooth texture to the dressing.
- Garlic- we only need three cloves of garlic for the dressing. One of my favorite kitchen hacks is to have jarred chopped garlic in my refrigerator at all times. When I’m in a rush, it cuts down on prep time.
- Lemon Juice- lemon juice brings the acidic part of this salad dressing. Lemon juice is another ingredient I love to have on hand in my refrigerator. Somehow we tend to rip through lemons in our house, so it’s always nice to have a backup bottle of lemon juice.
- Olive Oil- I prefer olive oil for the salad dressing, but if you were in a pinch, you could use vegetable oil or another neutral-flavored oil.
- Honey- just the tiniest bit of honey helps balance out this salad dressing with a little sweetness.
How to make the rosemary vinaigrette
Start by removing the fresh rosemary leaves from their stem. Place all of the vinaigrette ingredients, garlic, rosemary, sea salt, lemon juice, olive oil, black pepper, and honey, into a jar and use an immersion blender to combine and emulsify fully. The dressing in this recipe makes the perfect amount for one large salad or two side salads.
What to serve with rosemary vinaigrette
Try drizzling this rosemary vinaigrette over roasted chicken, shrimp, salmon, pork, and veggies. It's also great as a dipping sauce for bread.
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- 3 cloves garlic crushed
- 2 T fresh rosemary leaves
- 1 t sea salt
- 2 T lemon juice
- ½ C olive oil
- fresh ground black pepper to taste
- ½ t honey
- Start by removing the fresh rosemary leaves from their stem. Place all of the vinaigrette ingredients, garlic, rosemary, sea salt, lemon juice, olive oil, black pepper, and honey, into a jar and use an immersion blender to combine and emulsify fully. The dressing in this recipe makes the perfect amount for one large salad or two side salads.