Lemon Dill Vinaigrette

After finishing the Whole30 challenge, I find that my plate no longer feels complete without a side of greens. My rice with every meal has been replaced with salads! I’ve always been a lover of all things sour. Whether it be in a savory dish or a dessert, I love lemons! I love the lemon scent, I love the way it taste and I also love its bright yellow colour. Did you know that yellow means joy? Well, if you didn’t, now you do! I say, if life gives you lemons, squeeze it out and make a vinaigrette! Add a bit of dill to brighten up the flavour and voila. This is a new vinaigrette I whipped up for my daily salad needs. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do! 

Lemon Dill Vinaigrette
Yields 1 cup
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Ingredients
  1. 1/2 medium shallot, minced
  2. 1 clove garlic, minced
  3. 2 tsp grainy dijon mustard
  4. 2 tsp honey
  5. 1 lemon, zested and juiced
  6. (approx. 1 tsp zest + 1/4 cup juice)
  7. 1/4 cup chopped fresh dill
  8. 3/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  9. 1 tsp sea salt
Instructions
  1. Place shallots, garlic, grainy dijon, honey, lemon zest, lemon juice, dill and sea salt in a mason jar. Stir to incorporate the honey.
  2. Add the olive oil then place the lid on tightly and shake it up!
Notes
  1. Always shake before use.
  2. This vinaigrette pairs well with cucumbers, tomatoes, greens (especially spinach) and seafood, namely prawns and salmon.
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Good to Know:

  • One medium shallot is approximately equal to 3 tablespoons minced shallots, so for this recipe I add one and a half tablespoons of minced shallots.
  • 1 teaspoon dijon mustard can be used instead of 2 teaspoons of grainy dijon.
  • I usually don’t measure my salt but I find 1 teaspoon of sea salt is just right for this vinaigrette. Add more or less depending on your preference.
  • There’s more lemon taste in the zest than in the juice so if you want to add more lemony flavor to any dish, add some zest!
  • I wouldn’t recommend using dried dill (although you can) because it doesn’t taste as good. Fresh is always better!

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