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Grilled Lemon Green Onion Vinaigrette
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5 from 3 votes

Grilled Lemon and Green Onion Vinaigrette

The perfect summer time dressing with a grilled twist
Prep Time2 minutes
Cook Time5 minutes
Blending3 minutes
Total Time10 minutes
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: lemon vinaigrette
Servings: 4
Cost: $3


  • 5 whole lemons cut in half (should yield 1/2 cup of juice, see note!!)
  • 3 stalks green onion
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 whole shallot small
  • 1/2 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons honey
  • 1/2 cup olive oil* see note below!
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Preheat grill for high direct heat
  • Place halved lemons and green onions on the grill until grill marks have formed. Should take around 3 - 5 minutes.
  • Once the lemons are cool enough to handle, squeeze the lemons through a mesh strainer. Measure lemon juice yielded before proceeding to next step.
  • Add all the ingredients besides the olive oil, salt and pepper to a blender (or immersion blender).
  • While continuously blending, slowly add in the olive oil to form the vinaigrette. Blending should take 30 - 60 seconds to add the olive oil. Taste then add salt and pepper as needed.
  • Can serve immediately or store in fridge for 3 days. Shake vigorously after refrigeration.


A good vinaigrette is about roughly equal parts lemon juice and olive oil.  Please adjust olive oil in the recipe accordingly.