Paula Deen's Lemon Salad Dressing

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Recipe by Japanese Delight

I just saw this recipe on her show, and had to try it out! It is delicious, refreshing, and brightens up any salad. Simple ingredients that you always have on hand. No need to buy premade bottled dressing when you can make it for cheap at home, and tastes much better!!!

Top Review by Olive Matuka

I've been making this for a few years now - mostly on feta/mint-based salads, but it works with anything, including as a marinade - and it is the bomb. I use 1/2 cup olive oil, the zest and juice of a large lemon (about a 1/4 cup), and just enough sugar (or Splenda, if feeling fat) to give it a subtle sweetness. So good.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a glass jar with a tight lid, combine lemon juice, oil, sugar, garlic, and Dijon mustard.
  2. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Shake well and drizzle dressing over the salad just before serving.

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