Eats: Lemon and Olive Oil Dressing

11:05 AM


Summer means switching up my lunches from soups to salads, which also means having tasty salad dressings on hand, because people who don't put dressing on their salads are freaks. Lately I have been all about making our own dressings, and because I am more of a fan of thinner, oily dressings as opposed to the thicker, creamy ones, keeping giant bottles of extra virgin olive oil on hand is a must (thanks Costco!). Lemon dressing has been a great choice so far this summer, because I have been putting fruit in my salad, and the extra citrus flavor has been awesome. 

2-3 lemons
Extra virgin olive oil
Garlic, I use a lot (about 8 cloves) but you can tone it down a bit if you want. 
Black pepper

Squeeze the lemons into a blender, making sure to get all of those seeds out, because leaving them in would be bad. I tend to make my dressing 1 part lemon juice, 2 parts EVOO, so it really depends on how much you would like to make. Add in the oil, it will separate, so you will have a good idea of how much the ratio is. Next, peel, and chop garlic, and add pepper to taste. Blend well, then put it in a jar. 

You will have to shake it up before using it, again, as it will separate, but it quickly mixes back together. 

This is good shit, I promise :) 

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11 Musings

  1. Truth: My mom would go crazy for this. She's one of those olive-oil-on-everything type of people!


  2. I love making salad dressing! We've been making caesar dressing ourselves and it's so tasty!

  3. I love making my own salad dressings and this is similar to what I make. :) Lemon juice, olive oil, and I add shallots and black pepper.

    xo - Sheila

  4. Just what I needed to find to day! Thank you! Thank you!

  5. Looks lovely..its a pity salad is for bunny's ;), actually i just can't be bothered making salad. we really should. But then it does have a butt load of garlic so i think i will give it a go.
    Thank you :D

  6. Sounds fab! I'm gonna try it too :) Thank you so much for your comments on my blog too, totally made me smile :)

  7. I agree about people who don't dress their salads. Total freaks. This looks yummy!

  8. What could be more delicious than lemon, garlic and olive oil? Thanks for sharing this and reminding me how great a classic salad dressing is. I have a love-hate relationship with salad but delicious dressing always makes a difference!

  9. I like light salad dressings! Much healthier for you and perfect for Summer. Thanks Sara!

  10. This looks delish!! I eat a lot of salads during the week (especially for lunch) so I'm going home tonight and making this! So yummy!



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