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    Fresh Lemon Vinaigrette Dressing (Zitronenvinaigrette)

    Fresh Lemon Vinaigrette Dressing (Zitronenvinaigrette). Photo by Chef*Lee

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    BecR's Note:

    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!

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      In a small shallow bowl, whisk together the oil, garlic, salt, pepper, and sugar with a fork.
    2. 2
      Add the Dijon mustard and whisk vigorously.
    3. 3
      Add the tablespoon of white balsamic vinegar and the 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice, and whisk again.
    4. 4
      Use immediately. Drizzle over fresh salad greens or wafer thin cucumber slices. Also great drizzled over grilled halibut or sea bass.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on March 16, 2009

      55

      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!!!!!

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    • on January 31, 2010

      55

      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 :)

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    • on October 11, 2009

      55

      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!

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    Nutritional Facts for Fresh Lemon Vinaigrette Dressing (Zitronenvinaigrette)

    Serving Size: 1 (32 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 2

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 379.8
     
    Calories from Fat 367
    96%
    Total Fat 40.7 g
    62%
    Saturated Fat 5.6 g
    28%
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    0%
    Sodium 72.1 mg
    3%
    Total Carbohydrate 5.0 g
    1%
    Dietary Fiber 0.2 g
    1%
    Sugars 3.5 g
    14%
    Protein 0.4 g
    0%

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    white balsamic vinegar

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