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Roasted Garlic Vinaigrette

Our Test Kitchen came up with this full-flavored vinaigrette. Roasted garlic is blended with Italian seasoning, Dijon mustard, tarragon vinegar and lemon juice in the zesty dressing. Try it drizzled over crisp greens or cherry tomatoes.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 40 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    3/4 cup


  • 3 whole garlic bulbs
  • 1 teaspoon plus 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 3 tablespoons tarragon vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper


  • Remove papery outer skin from garlic (do not peel or separate cloves). Cut tops off of garlic bulbs. Brush with 1 teaspoon oil. Wrap each bulb in heavy-duty foil. Bake at 425° for 30-35 minutes or until softened. Cool for 10-15 minutes.
  • Squeeze softened garlic into a blender. Add the vinegar, water, sugar, lemon juice, Italian seasoning, mustard, salt, pepper and remaining oil; cover and process until smooth. Store in the refrigerator.

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