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Eat Well Apr. 24. 2013
Condiments

Zesty Lemon Shallot Dressing

Apr. 24. 2013
Condiments
McKel Kooienga, MS, RDN, LDN

McKel Kooienga, MS, RDN, LDN

Dietitian, Founder and CEO

Now that you’re well equipped with knowledge all about lemons from my previous post, today I share with you a quick and simple (per usual) recipe. Introducing Zesty Lemon Shallot Dressing. This dressing is light, refreshing, and brings a lot of life to plain salad greens. I love pairing it with peppery arugula, dark kale, or romaine. This salad dressing can also be used as a dipping sauce for roasted veggies, raw veggies, tossed on quinoa or rice, used as a marinade, tossed on tofu or tempeh, or drizzled over other proteins.

If you’re not a big fan of onions (as they’re an acquired taste), you’re in for some good news. Quick note about shallots: shallots are in the “onion” family, but they have a much more mild taste. Unlike an onion, which is considered to have a single edible large bulb, shallots are made of several clusters of bulbs similar to garlic. Shallots are used in a variety of ways including freshly sliced as a condiment/topping, pickled, softened by sautéing  fried as a condiment or garnish (which is common in Asian cultures), and dried/dehydrated.

Zesty Lemon Shallot Dressing
Recipe Type: salad dressing
Author: McKel Hill, MS, RD, LDN
Prep time:
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A simple, light, and refreshing salad dressing bursting with lemon flavor.
Ingredients
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1 juice of lemon
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 shallot, minced (about 2 Tbs.)
  • 2 tablespoon of raw apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon zest of lemon
  • 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt (or to taste)
  • fresh ground black pepper
Instructions
  1. Simply combine all ingredients (minus the olive oil).
  2. Simultaneously whisk and pour the olive oil with the remaining ingredients into a mixing bowl (this will emulsify and bring the ingredients together).
  3. Using a high speed blender, you may also combine all the ingredients in the blender. Turn on low speed and slowing pour the olive oil in.
  4. Serve after mixing.
  5. Enjoy!

What’s your favorite lemon dressing? Have you tried shallots before? Share below, I’d love to hear!

Have a zesty day friends,

xo McKel

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Ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1 juice of lemon
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 shallot, minced (about 2 Tbs.)
  • 2 tablespoon of raw apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon zest of lemon
  • 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt (or to taste)
  • fresh ground black pepper

Directions:

  1. Simply combine all ingredients (minus the olive oil).
  2. Simultaneously whisk and pour the olive oil with the remaining ingredients into a mixing bowl (this will emulsify and bring the ingredients together).
  3. Using a high speed blender, you may also combine all the ingredients in the blender. Turn on low speed and slowing pour the olive oil in.
  4. Serve after mixing.
  5. Enjoy!

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