Simple Lemon Vinaigrette

I like my salad dressings flavourful and tangy and bright, so I use more lemon for those flavours and the vitamin C, iron-absorbing, cleansing, alkalising and immune-supportive properties that lemon has.

 

Please adjust the ratios according to what you like and taste it when you make it and if it is a little acidic, add more oil.  Remember though when tasting it on a spoon it will be much stronger than when you are eating it as a vinaigrette your salad, vegetables & grains.

  • Prep 5mins
  • Cook Time 0
  • Difficulty Low
  • Servingapprox. ½ cup
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Ingredients

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  • 1 lemon juice = 2-3tbsp
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
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Method

Simple Lemon Vinaigrette

 

WASH your lemons before you cut and squeeze them please; lemons are intensely sprayed crops*

 

SHAKE all ingredients together vigorously in a glass jar with the lid on.

 

TASTE and adjust seasoning. 

 

SERVE alongside our Nasturtium Salad.  STIR 1-2 tablespoons in any raw or cooked salad just before you eat it. STIR through warm legumes and grains to brighten their flavour

 

STORE in a glass jar in the fridge, bring to room temperature and shake well before using

Tips + Suggestions

DRESS leafy salad greens just before serving, so they maintain their crispness and don’t get soggy.
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SAVE the peels and infuse your cleaning vinegar to give it anti-bacterial and anti-microbial properties

 

FRESH V’s BOTTLED = pre-squeezed lemon juice is pasteurised, i.e. heated to high temperatures which means Vitamin C content is damaged – fresh is best!  

 

LEMON squeezer is worth the investment, lemons are expensive, so I don’t want to waste any juice. I love my stainless steel lemon squeezer pictured above, its not plastic and it will not break.

 

WHY WASH & BUY ORGANIC – Lemons & other commercial grown citrus fruit is heavily sprayed with pesticides and chemicals, unfortunately. Wax coating is common on store-bought citrus as it prolongs the shelf life.  SO WASH + SCRUB them before cutting & zesting. Buy organic citrus fruit if you can afford it, it can be expensive. I dream of having lemon trees growing in my back yard one day!