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Lemon Vinaigrette

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This is a super easy and quick Lemon Vinaigrette that I make so often and thought it about time to share it here.  It’s is a staple here in this house for salads, vegetable dishes and even marinades for chicken and seafood.  It only takes 5 minutes and you just can’t beat that!

lemon vinaigrette in a jar
Lemon Vinaigrette

What is a Vinaigrette

A Vinaigrette is made by mixing an oil with something acidic such as vinegar or lemon juice. Often salt and herbs are added and it’s usually used as a salad dressing and even a marinade.

And this Lemon Vinaigrette is one of my absolute favourites using olive oil, vinegar, lemon juice, garlic, sugar,salt and pepper. Sometimes I add fresh basil or parsley which adds even a deeper flavour. It’s a great dressing.

lemon vinaigrette in a jar with a fresh salad
Vinaigrette

This is the perfect dressing for any spring salad or fresh vegetables.  Once upon a time, I used to by all of my dressings from the supermarket.  Then one day, I put oil with vinegar and made my own.  Imagine that!  I never looked back and always make dressings for salad.  Honestly, it usually only takes a few minutes and the taste is just better.  Well, in my little ol’ opinion.  Plus you get the bonus status of making your own dressing…ha! 

over head view of the lemon vinaigrette and salad
Lemon Vinaigrette

This dressing here literally takes 5 minutes to put together.  I love it and make it regularly.  I have used it in so many ways including marinading shrimp and chicken.  It goes great over a green salad, pasta salad, couscous, and so much more.  You get the picture.  I recently made it for a new dish that will be hitting the blog later this week, hopefully.

lemon vinaigrette in a jar
Lemon Vinaigrette

And if you love this dressing, check out my Avocado & Corn Salad using this dressing.

Right, I am off to my vegetable garden where I can start on gowning stuff for my table.  Happy cooking friends!

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Lemon Vinaigrette

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Lemon Vinaigrette

This is a super easy and quick Lemon Vinaigrette that I make so often and thought it about time to share it here.  It's is a staple here in this house for salads, vegetable dishes and even marinades for chicken and seafood.  It only takes 5 minutes and you just can't beat that!
Prep Time10 minutes
Total Time10 minutes
Course: Salad, Sauces
Cuisine: North American
Keyword: lemons, vinaigrette
Calories: 1048kcal
Author: Julia Pinney

Ingredients

  • 1/2 Cup olive oil
  • Juice of two lemons
  • Zest of two lemons
  • 2 Tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • 4 cloves Garlic crushed
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon salt
  • Fresh ground black pepper

Instructions

  • In a small jar or bowl, combine all of the ingredients. Shake or whisk well and refrigerate. Will keep several days in the refrigerator.

*A note on times provided: appliances vary, any prep and/or cook times provided are estimates only.

Nutrition Facts
Lemon Vinaigrette
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1048 Calories from Fat 972
% Daily Value*
Fat 108g166%
Saturated Fat 15g94%
Sodium 2332mg101%
Potassium 62mg2%
Carbohydrates 22g7%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 18g20%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 1IU0%
Vitamin C 4mg5%
Calcium 26mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

By on March 26th, 2018
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