Tangy, zesty, garlicky lemon and olive oil flavors blend in this dressing that compliments salads which include some type of grilled meat and baked or fried pita chips in the place of croutons. This dressing is best with salads containing grilled chicken, shrimp or fish. It is very tangy but absolutely yummy.

Laura
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the lemon juice, olive oil, garlic, salt and pepper. Stir just before serving.

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Nutrition Facts

175.7 calories; 0.2 g protein; 2.4 g carbohydrates; 0 mg cholesterol; 320.5 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
06/05/2008
My husband is always chiding me for using too much lemon in some dishes. I was expecting more of the same from him so I made this dressing and served it on the side. My mouth dropped open when he told me that I will be making this dressing anytime I serve salad from now on. This man is a die hard ranch dressing person. This is a huge compliment to the author. I loved the dressing too. Fresh squeezed lemons are a must. DON'T USE BOTTLED LEMON JUICE! FRESH LEMONS ONLY! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
08/17/2008
This dressing was WAAYYY too lemony for me! Maybe it was the lemons from my tree but it made my mouth pucker it was so tart. I have had a wonderful lemon and olive oil dressing before but it was very light and subtle. Any recommendations from the readers as to how to adapt this recipe to suit a subtler taste? Read More
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113 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 80
  • 4 star values: 22
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
06/04/2008
My husband is always chiding me for using too much lemon in some dishes. I was expecting more of the same from him so I made this dressing and served it on the side. My mouth dropped open when he told me that I will be making this dressing anytime I serve salad from now on. This man is a die hard ranch dressing person. This is a huge compliment to the author. I loved the dressing too. Fresh squeezed lemons are a must. DON'T USE BOTTLED LEMON JUICE! FRESH LEMONS ONLY! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/09/2008
I've never been inspired to write a review for a recipe but this one did it!! It's flavors are bright clean and enlivens any garden salad. Since I grow my own veggies I'm very selective about what I dress them with and this recipe BY FAR is worthy of my home-grown food. Easy tasty not to tart not too oily. Beautiful! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/10/2008
My family had this at a friends cookout. It is so good. The salad had pita bread she had baked up(you could crisp them on the grill instead). She put romaine and every veggie she had in it. Everyone loved it. Next we will add meat and make it the entree. Her family called the salad "la tush".? Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/26/2009
I was suprised to see this recipe on here! My (HUGE) lebanese family has been making this dressing every sunday since before I was born! There is no dressing that can compare!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/30/2009
With summer here and this recipe being more popular during this season I wanted to make sure I reminded cooks this is a very tangy recipe and you have to like that flavor to like this dressing. The lemon juice replaces standard vinegar for that flavor. Always use FRESH lemon juice and of course you can adjust to taste. However even though I appreciate innovation this dressing is generally NOT recommended for slaws potato salads etc. It is the best on a green salad with plenty of other flavors to mingle with such as tomatoes cucumbers onions etc. Also I indicated it is great for salads containing grilled meats and feta cheese is also awesome. In other words the tangy garlicky factor nicely compliments other flavors. I hope this helps and enjoy! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/22/2010
This is a very wonderful dressing, just as the recipe calls for.... a older woman told me a long time ago ... when I was tring to learn how to cook..she said,.... a little sugar makes everything better and gave me a wink !! and a smile.. I put my own twist on this with two tablespoons of sugar in this wonder recipe just as you think it could not get better, POW ..the sugar makes it more better. love this dressing both ways... Jewel Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/25/2012
Light and refreshing. Just right for those like myself who don't like tart tangy heavy sweet balsamic-type dressings that drown the greens they're meant to merely enhance. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/12/2012
I add a few slices of avocado to make it a creamy dressing and honey too sweeten it. This is a great dressing either way.Sometimes I split the lemon juice with Bragg's apple cider vinegar and it still come out great. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
08/17/2008
This dressing was WAAYYY too lemony for me! Maybe it was the lemons from my tree but it made my mouth pucker it was so tart. I have had a wonderful lemon and olive oil dressing before but it was very light and subtle. Any recommendations from the readers as to how to adapt this recipe to suit a subtler taste? Read More
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