This tangy Lemony Salad Dressing has been an absolute lifesaver. It takes 5 minutes to make and lasts a whole week in the fridge. It's a super easy way to make dinner healthy and delicious. It's also vegan + paleo + Whole30 approved!
This salad dressing is a lifesaver. 🍋
You know those evenings when you walk in the house after a long day and (without even thinking about it) open your junk drawer and start rooting around for a delivery menu? Ya, those. No stranger here! No judgment either.
But do you know what can happen when you spend five minutes adulting at the beginning of the week? You can eat real food! (Btw: I'm telling myself that more than I'm telling you. I'm sure you already know these secrets.)
Here's the deal: Spend less than five minutes squeezing a couple lemons and whisking their juice with a few other healthy and tasty ingredients. Pour that lemony salad dressing into a jar and put it in your fridge. You're now 1/3 of the way through every dinner you will eat this week. #ProMealPlanner.
This is a Whole30 salad dressing, but you don't need to be on the program (or even know what it is) to keep a jar of this lemony deliciousness in your fridge. It's essentially a simple lemon vinaigrette that goes perfectly with any green salad.
I always keep a bag of prewashed lettuce greens in my fridge. Often, my salad looks like a few handfuls of those greens tossed in this lemony salad dressing. See that pic above? Yep, that's what salad looks like when it's been a long day. Super basic, my friends!
Of course, you can get all salad superstar and add lots of other veggies, nuts, fruit, and maybe even some cheese. No one is ever going to complain that their salad has more than just greens in it.
But I want you to know, if you're short on time, some greens + this lemony salad dressing is all you need. Feeding yourself and your family healthy and delicious food doesn't need to be complicated.
♡ To make a super speedy and healthy dinner to go along with your simple salad, put some quartered potatoes and some chicken (I like thighs best) on a baking sheet, salt, pepper, and oil them up and bake them for a half hour-ish. It'll add an extra five mins of prep to your dinner and you'll still be eating before your delivery dinner would have arrived.
If you make this Lifesaving Lemony Salad Dressing make sure you snap a pic and tag #theendlessmeal on Instagram so I can like and comment on your photos. I love seeing TEM recipes you create!
- 2 lemons, juiced
- 1 tablespoon white vinegar
- ½ tablespoon Dijon mustard (Maille Dijon is Whole30 friendly)
- 1 garlic clove
- ½ cup olive oil
- Add all the ingredients to a medium sized bowl and whisk hard for 1-2 minutes, or until the dressing begins to look creamy.
- Store in a sealed jar in your fridge for up to one week.
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