Spring time is upon us and I am embracing it with this fresh lemon herb dressing. Not quite warm enough in Delaware to whip out the flip flops or even go without a warm coat but heck I am still embracing it.
This fresh lemon herb dressing is perfect for salads, vegetables, or even a marinade for meat or seafood. It is also a great way to get rid of extra herbs from your garden. Which most of us will have a lot of during the upcoming months.
The dressing is very simple to make. First combine your garlic and lemon and whisk in olive in a slow steady stream. Note that adding the olive oil slowly into the mixture is important. It wont cause the dressing to “break” (separate from the oil). The dressing should end up being smooth, and thick.
Making your own dressing is so easy and a whole lot healthier. There are no added preservatives and things like mono-sodium hidden in your dressing (what the heck is that) ?!? So give this one a try when you are in need of a quick and fresh homemade salad dressing.
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- Juice of 1 whole lemon
- 3 1/2 oz extra virgin olive oil
- 1 tbsp parsley
- 1 tsp dill
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/3 tsp pepper
Place garlic and lemon juice in a medium bowl. In a slow steady stream pour the oil into the bowl while whisking vigorously. You will begin to see your dressing thicken up and become smooth and glossy. Next whisk in your herbs, salt and pepper. Allow dressing to sit at least 30 minutes before serving to allow flavors to develop. Shake vigorously before serving.
Chef's Note: After the dressing is in the fridge it may become gelatinous take out a couple minutes before serving and shake vigorously or whisk until smooth again.