Sorrel Vinaigrette

This Sorrel Vinaigrette recipe is just a simple recipe, to throw on any salad, and immediately brighten up the dish!

Foraging fits in right along with hunting, fishing, and cooking. Through my year of running this page I have learned about a couple of edible plants around San Antonio. Besides prickly pear, sorrel might be one of the easiest to identify. It’s also tasty! I asked my parents if they had ever had any. My dad said, as a kid, they used to call it sour grass and go find patches around school to much on lol.

Sorrel has many names, many of which center around its sour, lemony, acidic flavor. To be more specific this sorrel is called slender yellow woodsorrel. There are multiple varieties of sorrel, but this is the kind that grows around me. They look like your everyday clovers except they have little yellow flowers.

For this recipe you just need your basic vinaigrette ingredients, some spices, and the sorrel to add a little lemony flavor. It is an awesome thing making a vinaigrette and getting a lemony flavor in it just from a weed in your backyard! You just mix all of the ingredients into a dressing bottle, and you have a delicious salad dressing. You can add more sorrel to your vinaigrette to taste if desired.

I used the sorrel vinaigrette on a simple greens salad and topped it all with a seared axis deer tenderloin. It was AMAZING!! You can see it on my Instagram @wifeofahuntercooks and please replicate it. Let me know what you guys think of it in the comments and ENJOY!

Sorrel Vinaigrette

Sorrel Vinaigrette

Delicious vinaigrette with foraged sorrel to give a little lemony acidic flavor.
Prep Time2 minutes
Cook Time0 minutes
Refrigeration Time8 hours
Course: Sauce
Cuisine: American, Italian, Mediterranean
Keyword: Dressing, Foraged, Sorrel, vinaigrette
Servings: 1 bottle
Author: Sophie May


  • 1/4 C red wine vinegar
  • 2 T water
  • 3/4 C oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp sorrel or more if you want more of a lemony taste


  • Grab some sorrel out of your backyard (or wherever you can find some).
  • Chop your sorrel finely, but still rough enough to see pieces in your vinaigrette.
  • Add all of your ingredients to your dressing bottle.
  • Shake and let refrigerate overnight.
  • Shake well and put on top of your favorite salad.
  • ENJOY!

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