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Lemon Herb Vinaigrette

We know that vegetables are an important part of just about any balanced diet, but let’s be honest – sometimes eating those salads can be a real drag.  The good news is that there are endless options when it comes to dressing them up.  A good dressing or dip can turn the chore of munching veggies into an exciting novelty.  This easy, healthy vinaigrette from Fixed on Fresh is a perfect example.  A few basic, fresh ingredients, a couple of minutes of prep time, and voila!  You might even find yourself scrambling to replace your afternoon snack with a salad, just for an excuse to enjoy the fresh zing of this homemade dressing.

Calories per serving 114 Protein 0.1 g Yields 10 servings

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice (juice of 1 large or 2 small lemons)
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon minced shallot
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 tablespoon honey or pure maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh thyme
  • 1 tablespoon minced chives

Directions

  1. In a medium bowl, add all ingredients and whisk together. Alternatively, add all ingredients to a jar with a tight-fitting lid.  Secure the lid and shake well to mix.

Notes

  • You can serve this immediately or store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 7 days.  The oil and water-based ingredients will separate over time, so shake or mix well before using.
  • If you plan on storing for a few days, consider using another salad oil, such as grapeseed, that won’t solidify in the refrigerator.  Otherwise, check your vinaigrette 10-15 minutes before you plan to use it.  If the olive oil has solidified, you may want to remove it from the refrigerator to bring it to room temperature.
  • You can also use this as a marinade for chicken or pork.  Let the flavors inspire you!

Nutrition Facts
Yields 10 servings
Calories 114
Total Fat 11 g
Saturated Fat 2 g
Total Carbohydrates 2 g
Protein 0.1 g

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