Easy Mason Jar Vinaigrettes

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Mason Jar Salads are a very popular way of making a salad, especially for those who plan ahead for work lunches! Why not make homemade dressing to go with it? Our easy vinaigrette recipes are made super fast and are easy to store, taking the homemade dressing recipes game to a new level!

easy vinaigrette recipes

Easy Vinaigrette Recipes

Homemade Dressing Recipes

One of the first things we started making homemade was our salad dressings. We have a basic, simple salad with each meal and it became a habit to just toss the greens in olive oil and vinegar. I decided to play around one day and whip up a few easy vinaigrette recipes made in mason jars. That way I could make enough to have for a week at a time instead of one night. Plus using the mason jar makes it much easier to blend the ingredients. Instead of whisking, you simply shake the covered jar.

How do you make a mason jar salad?

Mason jar salads are , well, just that.  A salad made in a mason jar.  The purpose of making a salad in a mason jar is convenience. A mason jar can be stored and traveled easily.  Plus, they look pretty!  To make a mason jar salad simply gather all of your desired ingredients such as lettuce, spinach, tomatoes, cucumber, carrots and radishes.  Chop the ingredients and layer individually into the mason jar, one at a time. 

Try experimenting with your mason jar salad recipes- use variations like a Mexican version that has corn and black beans or go Mediterranean with feta and chick peas. The possibilities are literally endless, turning a salad into an over the top lunch. 

What is a vinaigrette?

A vinaigrette is a vinegar based salad dressing, where as a traditional dressing is mayonnaise or milk based. A vinaigrette is usually lighter, more fresh and full of citrus and herbs. 


Making the vinaigrette in mason jars is so much easier, quicker and even easier to clean up. You really are not dirtying anything but maybe a cutting board and the jar.

6 Easy Vinaigrette recipes

NOTE- Make in seconds, the instructions are all the same simply add the ingredients directly to the mason jar & shake.

Store covered in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.

easy vinaigrette recipes


Cilantro Lime

1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro, juice of one lime, 1 tablespoon white sugar dissolved in 1 tablespoon warm water, 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar, ⅓ cup extra virgin olive oil, pinch salt & pepper.

easy homemade vinaigrette recipes

Honey Mustard

 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley, 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard, 2 teaspoons honey, 1 tablespoon white vinegar, ½ teaspoon minced garlic, ⅓ cup extra virgin olive oil, pinch salt & pepper.

easy vinaigrette recipes made in mason jars

Strawberry Lime

2-3 frozen strawberries finely diced (they are easier to cut when frozen and thaw pretty quickly), juice of 1 lime slice, 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar, ⅓ cup extra virgin olive oil, pinch salt & pepper.

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Honey BBQ 

2 tablespoons BBQ sauce, 1 teaspoon honey, ½ teaspoon rosemary,  1 tablespoon white vinegar, ⅓ cup extra virgin olive oil, pinch salt & pepper.

homemade dressing recipes

Sesame Ginger 

1 teaspoon sesame oil, 1 teaspoon soy sauce, 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar, 1 tablespoon brown sugar dissolved in 1 tablespoon warm water, a few leaves of cilantro chopped, 1 teaspoon fresh minced ginger, ⅓ cup extra virgin olive oil, 1 teaspoon sesame seeds, pinch salt & pepper.

easy vinaigrette recipes made in mason jars


1 tablespoon fresh chopped parsley, 1 teaspoon fresh chopped basil,  1 teaspoon minced garlic, 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar, ⅓ cup extra virgin olive oil, pinch salt & pepper.

NOTE *  if your vinaigrette is too bitter, too sweet or etc.  adjust by adding a little more of it's counter party. For example,  too bitter add a bit more honey or sugar.  Taste varies and our vinaigrette recipes may need to be slightly adjusted to fit your taste.

easy vinaigrette recipes made in mason jars

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2 thoughts on “Easy Mason Jar Vinaigrettes”

  1. I want to try the honey mustard...sounds good. Nice to meet you. I live in scenic Kentucky...and hope you visit me at my blog. My Kentucky Living


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