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Classic French Vinaigrette
Prep Time
10 mins

This is a light version of a calssic French vinaigrette - Neat Egg / Chia seeds are used to give the dressing body in place of most of the oil that would normally be in this dressing.

Course: Salad
Cuisine: dairy free, French, gluten free, healthy, Meal Prep, Mediterranean, Vegan
Servings: 16 Tablespoons
Calories: 24 kcal
Author: Alina Eisenhauer
  • 1/2 c. water
  • 1 Tbsp. chia seeds
  • 2 Tbsp. white wine vinegar or sherry vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp. red onion or shallot finely minced
  • 1 Tbsp. smooth Dijon mustard
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh thyme or fresh herb of choice , minced
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper
  1. Directions
  2. Put all of the ingredients together in a glass jar, cover tightly and shake well to combine. chill for at least an hour to thicken slightly. Store chilled and use within five days for best flavor

    *For a smoother texture combine the ingredients in a blender and blend well.

Recipe Notes

When replacing fresh herbs with dried herbs use 1/3 the amount so in this case it would be 1 teaspoon of dried Thyme instead of 1 Tablespoon of fresh.


If you have dried Herbs de Provence it is delicious in place of the Thyme - use 1 Teaspoon.

Nutrition Facts
Classic French Vinaigrette
Amount Per Serving
Calories 24 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 71mg3%
Potassium 12mg0%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 44IU1%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Calcium 10mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.