For those of us without food allergies store-bought sauces, dressings, and pre-mixed seasonings can produce anxiety when planning a party. It’s my experience that even the healthy or organic brands have ingredients like “natural flavors” that could be processed corn, soy, or some other non-chemical ingredient. When I plan on serving a salad, I want a stand out dressing that all my friends can enjoy, regardless of their allergy restrictions. Yet as a host, I don’t want to serve only oil & vinegar. That’s boring. It doesn’t have enough flavor or intrigue for the creative menu I imagine.
This particular salad dressing leans into my ongoing love of lemons, using both the juice and the zest. Light, slightly tangy, and colorful it holds it’s own and allows for the flavors of the salad ingredients to shine, a sign of a perfect summer salad dressing.
For more quick and easy dressings, check out the Sauces and Condiments under the Recipes section of our website!
If you could recreate a store-bought salad dressing, what would it be and why?
- 2 ounce Lemon Juice
- 1 ounce Red Wine Vinegar
- 1.5 ounces Olive Oil
- ½ teaspoon Lemon Zest
- ¼ teaspoon Dried Dill
- 1 teaspoon Garlic Powder
- ½ teaspoon Sea Salt
- ¼ teaspoon Black Pepper
- Juice 1.5 lemons. Zest one of the lemons.
- Combine ingredients in a jar and shake!
- Adjust according to taste; for a less intense citrus taste add more olive oil.