Salad with Lemon Dijon Vinaigrette

  • Author: Stephanie
  • Prep Time: 15 min
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x


Romaine Salad with a homemade Lemon Dijon Vinaigrette and homemade croutons. 




  • 2 cups of day old french bread, 1- inch cubed (or bread of choice)
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/4 tsp dried oregano
  • Pinch fresh ground pepper
  • 1 tbsp grated parmesan cheese

Vinaigrette (Makes about 1 cup)

  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 tsp red wine vinegar
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tsp dijon mustard
  • 3 tsp fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • Pinch of salt and fresh ground pepper


  • 2 heads of romaine, wash/dried, cut into 1-inch sections (about 8 cups)
  • 1/4 cup fresh shaven or grated parmesan cheese
  • Fresh ground pepper to garnish




  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
  • Cut bread into 1 inch cubes and put into a medium bowl. In a small bowl combine and mix the olive oil, 1 clove minced garlic, oregano, black pepper, and parmesan cheese. Pour over the bread, mix to coat the bread with olive oil mixture. Spread onto a baking sheet in an even layer, bake for 10 minutes until bread is crisped. Set aside.


  • In a small bowl combine vinaigrette ingredients: Red wine vinegar, dijon mustard, 2 cloves minced garlic, fresh lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, salt & pepper. Whisk in the olive oil until vinaigrette is combined.

Assembling Salad:

  • Place the sliced romaine leaves into a large bowl, add the vinaigrette and toss the salad to coat the leaves evenly. Serve the salad and garnish with homemade croutons and top with freshly shaven/grated parmesan cheese and fresh ground black pepper.


  • If prepping ahead of time, do not add vinaigrette to leaves until you’re ready to serve. You can place vinaigrette into refrigerator and whisk again prior to serving.
  • Category: Salad

Keywords: salad, dijon vinaigrette, croutons, salad dressing