Whisk Together: In a small bowl, whisk together the fresh lemon juice and Dijon mustard until well combined.
Slowly Add Olive Oil: While continuing to whisk, slowly drizzle in the extra-virgin olive oil.
This gradual mixing creates an emulsion for a smooth texture.
Add Garlic (Optional): If you enjoy a garlicky flavor, add the minced garlic and whisk it into the mixture.
Season: Season the vinaigrette with a pinch of salt and a dash of pepper to taste.
Taste and Adjust: Taste the dressing and adjust the ingredients to your preference.
You can add more lemon juice for tanginess or adjust the salt and pepper as needed.
Drizzle Over Your Salad: Once your salad is ready, drizzle this vinaigrette over it.
Toss the salad to ensure the dressing coats all the ingredients evenly.