Prep 5 mins
Cook 0 mins
A delicious light, bright and refreshing lemon vinaigrette salad dressing that's lovely drizzled over fresh baby greens or cucumber slices! Also makes a nice tangy sauce for grilled halibut or sea bass. Tip: You can whisk in a small pinch of your favorite herbs (such as parsley, dill or thyme), as you wish. Enjoy!
- 6 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
- salt and pepper, to taste
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons sugar, to taste
- 2 1⁄2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
- 1 tablespoon white balsamic vinegar
- 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- In a small shallow bowl, whisk together the oil, garlic, salt, pepper, and sugar with a fork.
- Add the Dijon mustard and whisk vigorously.
- Add the tablespoon of white balsamic vinegar and the 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice, and whisk again.
- Use immediately. Drizzle over fresh salad greens or wafer thin cucumber slices. Also great drizzled over grilled halibut or sea bass.
Feb. 27, 2009 Phenomenal!!!!!!! 50 stars!!!!! This is a wonderful dijon vinaigrette!!! The flavors are spot on!!! Dijon makes a great emulsifier so this got really thick and rich! I used a hand-held mixer with whisk attachment to achieve a really thick, creamy consistency. I used this dressing for Fresh Tomato-Basil-Asparagus Pasta Salad as that recipe called for bottled lemon vinaigrette and I always try to go for fresh instead. I will definitely make this dressing again and again!!!! Thank you so much for this great recipe!!! UPDATE: I already made this again, it is so good on salad or to dip veggies into, just wonderful!!!!!
This is a very nice, light and very refreshing vinaigrette. It is rather tart though. I added another tsp of sugar and it was perfect. Will really enjoy this this summer with fresh vegetables. Thanks :)
You are quite right BecR...this is a very refreshing vinaigrette. The addition of the sugar rounds the flavours out nicely. As Chef Lee mentioned, the flavours are perfect. Thank you for posting!