Sunday, September 19, 2010

Fresh Mint and Lemon Salad Dressing

                                               Fresh mint and lemon salad dressing

This homemade lemon herb salad dressing is made fresh ingredients and is probably one of the tastiest and healthiest salad dressing recipes you will ever try. ( I had to use lime instead of lemon- all good) In one of my earlier posts, I promised you recipes that include fresh herbs and lots of immune boosting antioxidants.

Use lemons or limes- your preference                
Well, this is it; in our family we call it, "Joyci's dressing" because my sister in law Joyci created this sensational recipe. We eat it on salad, vegetables, rice, quinoa, etc.
Our extended family of twenty- four members thinks it is extraordinary, and when we get together for a holiday or family meal, the first question asked is,

" Did Joyci make her dressing?"

That is because her dressing enhances almost everything it touches. It makes a salad into a sensation, it makes plain rice more exciting, and makes vegetables more inviting.  Our motto is ,

" Try it on everything"

 Is it healthy? You bet! It is mostly healthy fresh vegetables whizzed up with fresh lemon and omega rich olive oil or make it with coconut oil .

1 medium red onion, chopped
1/2 cup fresh organic parsley, chopped
1/2 clove fresh garlic ( optional)
juice of 3-4 juicy fresh organic lemons ( must be fresh )
1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil ( or more if needed for smoothness)
1 tablespoon of white vinegar or apple cider vinegar  ( optional)
1/4 cup fresh mint ( or more)
salt and pepper if you must ( we don't)
Using a small food processor or strong blender like a Vitaminx process the red onion, parsley, mint, garlic( optional)  and olive oil . Add freshly squeezed lime or lemon juice and white vinegar. Process until smooth.
Place in a salad dressing bottle and bring to the table. Last in refrigerator about 4 days.

Assemble ingredients and chop

Place in a strong blender ( like Vitamix) or a food processor

Process until smooth

Pour into a salad dressing container

Toss dressing on your favorite salad

Variation: Use fresh dill or basil  instead of mint


  1. This looks like a great dressing with all of that citrus.

  2. Thank you for your submission on Nourishing Treasures' Make Your Own! Monday link-up.

    I would love to feature this, but I don't see a link-back! :)

  3. This dressing is amazing!! Delicious on rice too (and just about everything else).


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