A zingy, lemon herb vinaigrette. A delicious, simple herb salad dressing that anyone can make. Whizz one up in just a few minutes and drizzle on salads, greens, use as a dip or a marinade for raw veggies. I wouldn’t be without this one!
Ingredients and substitutions.
An easy, winning homemade salad dressing, this recipe is based on French vinaigrette.
A classic French vinaigrette combines oil, vinegar, salt and pepper using a ratio of 1 part vinegar to 3 parts oil to guarantee its success.
This dressing is versatile and you can add any herbs you like to it. You can even swap out the lemon for a good quality raw vinegar like apple cider vinegar.
I like to make this lemon herb vinaigrette, which has become a staple in my kitchen, for pouring over salads and leafy greens.
A homemade fresh herb salad dressing for your vibrant bowl of raw food goodness. It’s especially good in Summer lightly drizzled over sliced tomatoes.
Salt - Sea salt and Himalayan salt are both known to have retained their natural minerals compared with table salt, which is stripped of its own natural goodness. I like Cornish sea salt.
Pepper - you can use black or white pepper. Please do use what you prefer.
Lemon juice - substitute with a good quality raw red wine vinegar if you prefer. It’ll taste just like magic.
Extra virgin olive oil
Maple syrup - you can swap it for you preferred sweetener.
Fresh thyme - swap it with dried thyme if this is what you have. I've a small pot of fresh thyme sitting outside of my kitchen door looking beautiful, so this what I'm going with.
Salad dressings you may like:
Lemon herb vinaigrette (quick and easy)
- fork or whisk.
- jar with a lid for storing in the fridge.
- 3 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil.
- 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice.
- 1 teaspoon dijon mustard.
- 1 teaspoon maple syrup.
- 1 teaspoon very finely chopped fresh parsley.
- ¼ teaspoon fresh thyme leaves.
- A pinch of salt and freshly ground black pepper.
- Add salt and pepper to your bowl with the lemon juice and mix for a minute or two.
- Add in the extra virgin olive oil, the dijon mustard and maple syrup then mix together with a fork or a whisk until fully combined. You’ll need to watch to see the oil and vinegar are fully emulsified with the mustard and there are no lumps.
- Stir in the fresh herbs. Taste test and add more seasoning if necessary.
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I’m off for some tea.
Love raw food.