Serve a salad with this from scratch Lemon Balsamic Dressing Recipe! Ingredients like olive oil, balsamic vinegar, honey, lemon, and herbs.

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Friends, sometimes I get lazy and set out store-bought dressing. There’s nothing wrong with that, but it is healthier to make your own.

Lemon Balsamic Dressing Recipe 

This Lemon Balsamic Dressing Recipe today is a cinch to make.

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It stores in the fridge for up to a week, and the combination of different acids add a more complex flavor to the dressing.

You can make this ahead of time and use it throughout the week!

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Enjoy it cold on salads, drizzle over appetizers, or use as an oil and vinegar bread dip. You can also serve it on pasta, or as a light marinade for fish or chicken. We love it on this Marinated Chickpea  Tuna Salad!

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Ingredients for Lemon Balsamic Dressing Recipe

This Balsamic Vinaigrette is also versatile because it goes with just about any salad.

Make with these simple ingredients:

  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Balsamic vinegar
  • Honey (or sugar)
  • Dried marjoram
  • Dried Italian oregano
  • Lemon juice
  • Salt to taste

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How to make Lemon Balsamic Vinaigrette

In a mixing bowl or a large jar or salad dressing shaker, combine all ingredients and whisk until fully combined.

Allow dressing to sit in the refrigerator for at least an hour before serving, in order to rehydrate the dried herbs.

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How long does lemon and olive oil dressing last?

Up to a week in your fridge!

Just shake or stir to recombine and, if you have the time, let it sit at room temperature for 10 minutes or so. This would also be delicious served on this Easy Gourmet Salad.

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Sometimes I get into a funk with my kitchen, because we’re a busy household—cooking for my blog or having people over—and the kitchen is the most popular room in our house, very lived in.

Your kitchen is a canvas

Today I’m sharing a few tips that have helped me regain my love for the kitchen and desire to cook and share more with others. I do love the thought of my kitchen being a beautiful, large canvas, with so much opportunity and many ways to spread love to others with food!

Kitchens are to be lived in, not always perfectly clean, but a few things help inspire me with cooking and being there.

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Get your kitchen mojo back:

TIDY AND CLEAN INSPIRES ME. Put the junk away, make clean space, make it easy. I bought a 3-tiered basket that sits on the floor holding all my produce (potatoes, onions, citrus, bananas etc., to get it off the counter.

BUY A COUPLE FRESH NEW THINGS. Dish towels, a new candle burning, flowers, things that inspire and make the kitchen lovely.

FRESHEN THE TABLE. Pull out a runner you have stored away, or something that makes the table a happy place to bring the food over to! Change it up with seasonal colors!

CLEAN AS YOU GO. Do this (if you can), so after dinner, you (or family members) can slip those dishes right into the dishwasher, wipe the counters, and walk away!

ONE SPLURGE. Each season, splurge on one item that you love!

HAPPY PLACE. We want our kitchens to be a happy place, filled with delicious tastes and memories!

ONE-POT MEALS. If you can, keep one of your favorite pots on the stove. A reminder that one-pot meals are simple, doable, and easy to share with others, like this Chicken Tortilla Soup and Paprika Chicken Thighs recipes!

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Lemon Balsamic Dressing

Makes 1 1/2 cups The combination of different acids provides a more complex flavor to the dressing. Make ahead and use throughout the week; enjoy it cold on salads, drizzle over appetizers, or use as an oil and vinegar bread dip.

Ingredients

  • 1 c extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 c balsamic vinegar
  • 3 Tbsp sugar or honey
  • 1 Tbsp dried marjoram
  • 1 Tbsp dried Italian oregano
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • Salt to taste

Instructions

  • In a mixing bowl, large jar, or salad dressing shaker, combine all ingredients and whisk (or shake) until combined. Allow dressing to sit in the refrigerator for at least an hour before serving, in order to rehydrate the dried herbs.
  • Enjoy cold on salads, drizzle over appetizers, or use as an oil and vinegar bread dip.
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