Fresh, tangy, and bursting with flavor, our Lemon Vinaigrette is the perfect dressing to elevate your salads to a whole new level! It's incredibly easy to make and pairs perfectly with a variety of salads, whether you prefer kale, mixed greens, or any other fresh ingredients from your local farm. Plus, when you buy your greens from our National Farm, you're supporting local farmers and enjoying the freshest produce!
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon lemon zest
1 tablespoon honey
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
Salt and pepper, to taste
In a small bowl, whisk together the lemon juice, lemon zest, honey, minced garlic, and Dijon mustard until well combined.
Slowly drizzle in the extra-virgin olive oil while continuing to whisk. This helps create a smooth emulsion for your vinaigrette.
Season with salt and pepper to taste and give it a final whisk to blend all the flavors together.
Taste and adjust the ingredients to your preference. If you like it tangier, add more lemon juice. For a sweeter touch, increase the honey.
Once your Lemon Vinaigrette is ready, drizzle it over your fresh greens and toss your salad to coat evenly.
Kale Salad: For a hearty and nutritious option, toss kale leaves with this zesty vinaigrette. The lemony flavors complement kale's earthiness and make it a deliciously refreshing salad.
Mixed Greens Salad: Create a classic mixed greens salad using a variety of lettuce leaves, arugula, spinach, and other fresh greens. The Lemon Vinaigrette will enhance the natural flavors of the mixed greens.
Grilled Chicken Salad: Add grilled chicken breast or tofu for a protein-packed meal. Drizzle the Lemon Vinaigrette over the greens and protein for a well-balanced and satisfying salad.
Quinoa Salad: Mix cooked quinoa with diced vegetables, herbs, and feta cheese. This vinaigrette will provide a vibrant kick to your quinoa salad.
Summer Fruit Salad: Don't limit this vinaigrette to just greens. Try it on a fruit salad with berries, melon, and citrus segments for a delightful burst of flavor.