Lemon Dijon Dressing

Lemon Dijon Dressing is easy as 1-2-3! Make this simple, 5-ingredient, mason jar salad dressing or marinade and you will think twice (or not at all!) about store-bought salad dressing again!

Disclosure:  Botticelli Extra Virgin Olive Oil was provided to me complimentary for review and my own testing purposes.  I enjoyed it so much, I want to share how I have been using it with everyone!

I rarely buy pre-made salad dressing anymore because making salad dressing in a mason jar is so easy with ingredients that I always have on hand.  It’s nice to know you are having a dressing that doesn’t have any added preservatives, added sugar or who knows what else in it!  Plus, it’s easy, fresh and flavorful to boot and who doesn’t love shaking a mason jar?

When preparing a recipe with a few simple ingredients, making sure the ingredients that you use are the best you can find is important, it shows up in the flavor and that’s a difference you can taste.  For this recipe, I used Botticelli Extra Virgin Olive Oil and it has a fresh, clear, olive flavor that is just perfect for a dressing.

This Lemon Dijon Dressing is versatile because it can also be used as a marinade for veggies, meat or fish.  For extra virgin olive oil stick to temperatures 200°F-325°F or below.  If you need to cook above 200°F-325°F, switch out the EVOO for light olive oil that will hold up in higher temps. (see this helpful guide on oil smoke points for reference).

I have used this for chicken and fish with success.  It has saved me many a time by being a weeknight marinade when I have been at a loss at what to make and then I can make more for a dressing to serve with salad in the same meal.  Now, I would say this Lemon Dijon Dressing is simple hack that can give a lot of value for little effort!

Below is a collage start to finish on the process of making Lemon Dijon Dressing – it’s so easy!  And easy to customize with other flavors should you wish to modify.

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I added the mason jars that I like to use and Botticelli olive oil to my Amazon aStore under “Containers” and “Wet Ingredients” respectively.  I would say that it’s very useful to have an arsenal of mason jars on hand – just in case – preppers unite!

  • ¾ cup olive oil
  • pinch of kosher salt, ¼ teaspoon
  • pinch of pepper, ¼ teaspoon
  • 1 teaspoon of fresh lemon juice or more depending on desired acidity
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • optional:
  • add a little lemon zest to make it extra lemony and zesty
  • more salt and pepper to taste, if desired

Source: Life’s Little Sweets – Sarah Maniez

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