Sunflower Vinaigrette Salad Dressing

Sunflower Vinaigrette Salad Dressing

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This quick vinaigrette is made with common ingredients and is tasty on most any salad.

This vinaigrette has basic ingredients so there’s a pretty good chance you have everything you need now in your kitchen to make it. You can make it in a few minutes. It adds a nice light flavor to any green salad.

Sunflower Vinaigrette Salad Dressing Ingredients

With only five minutes you can serve this homemade dressing on your salad. I find it always preferable to make my salad dressings and not use the store-bought kind. They are pretty simple to make and you know what’s in them, no preservatives, just basic ingredients you put in.

Dijon mustard and sugar add some good contrast flavors and the balsamic vinegar a nice tangy bitterness to offset the sugar.

My favorite homemade dressing is my Caesar salad dressing, but my fall back when I’m in a rush is always a vinaigrette. This one uses sesame seeds to add a little more flavor and texture to the dressing.

Sunflower Vinaigrette Salad Dressing Whisking

Below is the recipe, instructions and a super-quick video of the process so you can follow along. Let me know it you try this recipe I’d like to hear the results. Thanks, Delicious Eric.

Close Up of Sunflower Vinaigrette Salad Dressing

Sunflower Vinaigrette Salad Dressing

  • Author: Delicious Eric
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 3 mintues
  • Total Time: -28259750.583333 minute
  • Yield: 2 servings
  • Category: Salad
  • Method: Mixing
  • Cuisine: Salad


This basic vinaigrette is a great go to quick dressing with some added sunflower seeds for more flavor and texture.


Sunflower Vinaigrette Salad Dressing

  • 4 table spoons olive oil
  • 1 tea spoon dijon mustard
  • 1 tea spoon ground black pepper
  • 2 table spoons balsamic vinegar
  • 3 table spoons sunflower seeds
  • 2 table spoons cane sugar


  1. Place oil, vinegar, sugar, pepper and mustard in bowl.
  2. Whisk vinaigrette until sugar dissolves completely.
  3. Add in sunflower seeds, mix and serve.


If you want you can chop up the sunflower seeds a little bit to make the pieces smaller.

Keywords: vinaigrette, salad, salad dressing, sunflower, olive oil, sugar, balsamic vinegar


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