Rating: 4.32 stars
22 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 12
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0

This is an Australian recipe for lemony salad dressing. Substitute fresh lemon thyme or 2 teaspoons lemon juice for lemon peel if you'd rather not use fresh peel.

Recipe Summary test

prep:
5 mins
total:
5 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a glass jar, combine olive oil, vinegar, mustard, garlic, sugar, and lemon rind; shake well. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

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Nutrition Facts

131 calories; protein 0.1g; carbohydrates 2.4g; fat 13.6g; sodium 15mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (22)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
03/03/2008
Sooo good! I used 1/2 zest 1/2 lemon juice and I thought it was perfect! Served it over arugula and chicken cutlets for a dinner party we were having and everyone loved it! Also great because you don't need much to coat a salad, it's very light. Read More
(15)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
06/23/2004
This was just okay. It was very tart tasting. I used lemon juice instead of peel as suggested. Maybe that was the reason for the tart taste. Read More
(11)
22 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 12
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
03/03/2008
Sooo good! I used 1/2 zest 1/2 lemon juice and I thought it was perfect! Served it over arugula and chicken cutlets for a dinner party we were having and everyone loved it! Also great because you don't need much to coat a salad, it's very light. Read More
(15)
Rating: 2 stars
06/23/2004
This was just okay. It was very tart tasting. I used lemon juice instead of peel as suggested. Maybe that was the reason for the tart taste. Read More
(11)
Rating: 4 stars
11/17/2008
I was very pleased with this dressing. I was looking to make a pasta salad so I used this dressing and added a teaspoon of basil which I mixed with penne pasta diced tomatoes and mozzarella. (Also use the lemon zest lemon juice is no substitute.) Read More
(8)
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Rating: 4 stars
02/04/2008
This is a great lemon dressing. If a recipe calls for lemon peel use that not lemon juice. The peel won't be bitter if you zest it correctly taking only the top layer not the white pithy underside close to the lemon. It's that white pith that makes for the bitter taste. Use a lemon zester or one of those graters that look like a carpenter's rasp to get just the zest. A light touch to grate is all it takes. This is great on spinach salads. Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
01/13/2012
Loved it! I used a "pink" packet rather than sugar & used a teaspoon of fresh lemon juice. My oil was garlic infused so I omitted the minced garlic but did add some black pepper. The family had this over (mixed) green salad & I had it over cucumbers. YUM! Thanks for sharing the recipe! Read More
(5)
Rating: 4 stars
11/28/2011
Delicious and easy. I enjoy it over a spinach salad with crushed walnuts. Yum! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/12/2011
Found this while searching for a heart healthy dressing for pasta. Small changes I made: I used the called for 1/4 cup each of vinegar & oil but then added enough to make 3/4 cup total. Used Garlic Pepper instead of garlic (to taste). 2 tsp of lemon juice instead of zest. 1 tsp of brown mustard was more than enough. Added a little bit of basil & some garlic salt. Poured over Penne pasta. Yum! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/17/2007
This is a great simple dressing! I use juice instead of peel so the dressing isn't so bitter. I also like to experiment with different mustards too. I used a chipolte mustard and added some cilantro to make a yummy southwest style dressing. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
09/04/2012
To me this needed more sugar. I suggest adding one teas at a time. I added some Italian seasoning for a flavor boost. This recipe tastes like a true lemon salad dressing. The lemon zest is a must. I made Broiled Tilapia Parmesan from this site and a salad (with this dressing) worked together beautifully. Read More
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