Lemon Garlic Vinaigrette
Lemons and garlic are one of the worlds most delicious food pairings. This is a recipe that is easy to get creative with. Feel free to add fresh herbs, I like finely minced basil, mint, or whatever is in season at the farmers market. Or, add a dollop of whole grain mustard for a little kick! I promise once you make your own dressing you will never go back to store bought options again! Delicious, fresh and insanely easy to make!!
Salad ingredient recommendation: Toss with butter lettuce, spinach, avocado, cherry tomato, olives and croutons..
**Remember this dressing is can be used as a marinade for chicken or shrimp as well!!
You will need:
1 and a half tbs lemon juice
zest of one lemon (optional)
1 small clove of garlic
2 to 3 tbs extra virgin olive oil
2 tsp whole grain mustard
1/2 tsp salt and 1/4 tsp pepper
minced herbs of your choice
Press your garlic clove into a salad shaker or a medium sized bowl. Add in remainder of ingredients and shake or whisk well. Taste a little bit to see if you need to adjust (remember the flavors need to be strong to spruce up your salad.) If too zesty add a little more olive oil or a pinch more of salt.
Can be refrigerated for up to 4 days.