Lemon Vinaigrette

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This light dressing is versatile, with just a change of fresh herbs; cilantro, parsley or mint. Or, try of combination of several herbs to compliment your salad ingredients. The key here is using fresh lemon juice and balancing it with a small amount of natural sweetener.

Note: As prepared, this will be a very light dressing. If you would like to make it more substantial, simply add more olive oil, about 1/4 cup more. Or, my favorite, add 1/4-1/2 of a ripe avocado before adding the olive oil. 

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice (2 large lemons)
  • zest of 1 organic lemon
  • 5-6 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon raw honey (or coconut palm sugar or agave)
  • 1/2 cup packed cilantro leaves (or flat leaf parsley or mint)
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cracked black pepper
  • 1/4 – 1/2 ripe avocado (optional, but highly recommended)
  • 2/3 cup extra virgin olive oil

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Place all ingredients, except the olive oil, in a blender.
  2. Process ingredients for 30 seconds.
  3. Add the olive oil, a few tablespoons at a time, until fully combined.
  4. Adjust with additional salt and pepper, if needed.

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