Citrus season is upon on us! So, what better way to celebrate a healthy new year than to dress your meals with a fresh homemade lemon vinaigrette. This dressing uses simple ingredients but is loaded with big, bright flavors. And so versatile, you can use to dress your salads, fish, chicken, roasted veggies, or quinoa.
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice plus the zest
1/3 cup olive oil
1 garlic clove, grated
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1 teaspoon honey
Salt to taste (1/4 teaspoon to start)
1/8 teaspoon Black pepper
1-2 Tablespoons chopped fresh herbs! Chives, Parsley, Thyme and/or Rosemary work well.
Whisk together or place in a ball jar and shake well. If using with delicate greens, dress right before serving. However, if you are using with kale, dress about 15-20 minutes before serving to tenderize the hardier greens.
If you'd like to switch this recipe up and make it into a marinade or a dressing for a tabbouleh or quinoa bowls, add in more fresh herbs. 4-5 tablespoons works well to enhance the flavors.