Saturday, February 23, 2008

Lemon Dressing

One of my special readers was asking for my lemon
salad dressing recipe. I will have to give credit to
Ina Garten for the basic recipe. It is so incredibly
simple and you can adjust it easily. I ususally make
half this recipe for two or three people. It doesn't keep
well in the fridge, but then, there is never any left!
We love this so much that I never buy bottled salad

juice of two freshly squeezed lemons
1/2 cup olive oil
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper

(for a sweet variation, add a tablespoon or
two of honey)

Whisk this together in a small bowl and serve over
fresh mixed lettuce. Speaking of lettuce, last year
I purchased a salad spinner, and now I cannot live
without it. You can wash your lettuce well and then
spin it completely dry, so the dressing will stick to the
leaves. It is a great gadget. My daughter told me about
someone who takes theirs with them when they travel...
I'm not to that point yet. ;)


  1. Oh, thankyou! I was hoping you would post it soon! I plan on making this for dinner tonight!

  2. P.S. I also noticed that Ina Garten uses a salad spinner, so you're among good company! I want one....would be great for my lettuces from the garden this spring!

  3. This was wonderful...really fresh and light. It's an instant favorite! I did add the honey. As Ina would say, it was "fabulous"!Thanks for sharing!

  4. Good...happy you liked it and will make it! :)

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  7. I used my left over dressing as a marinade for pork chops tonight....very, very yummy! :)

  8. I make a dressing similar to this... I add a bit of garlic. So simple and so delicious.

    I've always wanted a salad spinner... Maybe we would eat more salad if I bought one as I refuse to eat the bagged stuff.

  9. Yes, I agree, the bagged stuff is vile. You would like a spinner!

    I've added a little garlic to the recipe, too, just for a little variety. :)

  10. Oh how i love lemons, will definitely make this tonight.
    Love my spinner too, everyone needs one.


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