Lemon Garlic Vinaigrette

Lemon Garlic Vinaigrette

Lemon Garlic Vinaigrette
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I don’t remember exactly when it occurred to me that making my own salad dressings was a real life culinary option…I think it when I was living in Japan. French, Italian, and ranch. Those are largely the salad dressings that were around when I was growing up. Caesar, blue cheese, and balsamic vinaigrette would occasionally show up, too.

Lemon Garlic Vinaigrette

Lemon Garlic Vinaigrette

As my siblings and I grew up, our taste buds became more adventurous and a larger variety of dressings began to show up. When I was living abroad in Japan, I discovered some really delicious Japanese salad dressings like this amaaaaazing roasted sesame dressing! Despite these delicious new discoveries, I did miss some dressings from back home. So I decided to start making my own.

Lemon Garlic Vinaigrette

I quickly learned that the basic formula for whipping up a vinaigrette dressing is unbelievably simple. So basically what I am saying is that there was no excuse…I could absolutely make some of my favorite dressings. All you really need are these three things: oil, vinegar or citrus juice, and aromatic additions such as fresh herbs, garlic, or a variety of other ingredients. What a cinch! This lemon garlic vinaigrette exactly fits this model. Win!

Lemon Garlic Vinaigrette

Another great thing about whipping up your own vinaigrettes like this lemon garlic vinaigrette? You can make them in tiny little batches-if you need more, just scale the recipe up. That way, you can have nice, fresh dressing often. Awesome.

Next on my list? Exploring creamier, plant-based dressings. I’m thinking something with avocados will be in my future…mmm! Stay tuned for more culinary explorations and discoveries.

Lemon Garlic Vinaigrette
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Ingredients

  • 2 cloves garlic, finely minced
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • juice and zest of one lemon
  • 2 teaspoons honey, or maple syrup for a vegan version
  • salt and pepper to taste

Directions

  1. Place all of the ingredients into a dish and whisk together. Taste and adjust seasoning as needed.
  2. Dress salad and enjoy!
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Lemon Garlic Vinaigrette

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