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The Simplest Salad Dressing

by jenny sansouci on May 26, 2011

It’s almost June! Warmer weather, for me, means lots of salads. My favorite thing to do on a Saturday morning is head over to the farmers market, pick out the freshest looking vegetables, and make a huge salad full of goodies.

I have an insanely easy go-to salad dressing that I use on pretty much every salad. It’s perfect because it’s not too heavy or too strong, so it really brings out all the amazing flavors of the vegetables or whatever you’re putting in your salad. So forget the bottled salad dressings and try this!

The Simplest Salad Dressing:

  • 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • Juice from 1 large lemon
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • Pinch of black pepper
  • Small pinch of cayenne

Whisk all ingredients together and pour over salad. Mix well!

That’s it! SO EASY!!

Here’s a picture of one of my favorite/most awesome salads, that this dressing was perfect for.

Enjoy your fresh, crisp summer salads with this couldnt-be-easier dressing. 🙂
Do you have any favorite simple salad dressing ingredients?

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{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Melody Kiersz May 26, 2011 at 1:53 pm

This reminds me of the typical dressing in Argentina (where I grew up): olive oil, salt, lemon juice. We’re not big on spiciness there, so there’s no peppers. But I like the spice now, so I’ll try it out.

I have 3 super-easy dressings I love to make:
– Honey-mustard vinaigrette (olive oil, apple cider vinegar, raw honey, mustard, salt, pepper, dill) –> amazing on avocados!
– Tahini-turmeric (tahini, wheat-free tamari, water, turmeric) –> also great on steamed veggies!
– Peach-basil vinaigrette (olive oil, balsamic vinegar, fresh peach, basil) –> the perfect dressing made with ingredients fresh from the farmer’s market!


jenny sansouci May 26, 2011 at 2:00 pm

Thanks Melody!! All of those dressings sound phenomenal! Will definitely try them all out. 🙂


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