Bonefish Grill Citrus Herb Vinaigrette


Luckily, there is a Bonefish Grill restaurant right around the corner from our house.  I love their food, everything from the salad to the bread to the bang-bang shrimp.  It’s all amazing 🙂  Unfortunately, going there for dinner every night of the week will wear on the wallet.  One of my favorite things, even though so simple, is their salad with the house dressing.  It is a citrus herb vinaigrette that is light and delicious all at the same time.  I was browsing the internet one day and came across a recipe for such a dressing.  It tastes almost identical.  Really… you have to try it.  You can certainly use it on any salad even as simple as lettuce and croutons, but I love pairing it with the bonefish grill salad:  lettuce, toasted pine nuts, tomatoes, kalamata olives, and feta cheese, just divine.  And this dressing is so easy to throw together, just remember to allow enough time for it to chill in the fridge before serving.  Make the first bite count!




Total Time: 65 minutes

Servings:  about 1 and 1/2 cups



2/3 cup extra virgin olive oil

1/4 cup sugar

3 Tablespoons water

2 Tablespoons white wine vinegar

4 teaspoons minced garlic

1 Tablespoon Dijon mustard

2 teaspoons fresh squeezed lime juice

2 teaspoons fresh squeezed lemon juice

1/2 teaspoon dried parsley

1/2 teaspoon dried basil

1/4 teaspoon dried oregano

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper



1.  In a small microwave-safe bowl, whisk together all ingredients.

2.  Microwave the combined ingredients for 1 minute on High.

3.  Remove the bowl from the microwave and whisk constantly for 1 minute to blend all ingredients.

4.  Cover the bowl and refrigerate for 1 hour to chill before serving.


Adapted from Epicurious