Mouth-Watering Lemon-Herb Salad Dressing
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Mouth-Watering Lemon-Herb Salad Dressing

Making your own salad dressing is a great way to save money and eat healthier, and it’s easier than you think. This tangy dressing is made with fresh lemon juice, olive oil, garlic, and herbs.

It also makes a great marinade for chicken or sauce for salmon. Feel free to experiment with different herbs such as oregano or basil.

To remember a successful salad is generally to remember a successful dinner; at all events, the perfect dinner necessarily includes the perfect salad.

George Ellwanger (1848-1906) – ‘Pleasures of the Table’ (1902)

This is a simple recipe for salad dressing with just a few fresh wholesome ingredients. Instructions are easy to follow and makes about 1 1/2 cups (12 servings)


  • 2 small lemons or 1 large lemon
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives
  • 1 tablespoon of chopped fresh dill
  • 1 tablespoon of Dijon or spicy brown mustard
  • 1 cup olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
Mouth-Watering Lemon-Herb Salad Dressing


  1. Cut the lemons in half and squeeze the juice into the container of a blender. Make sure to strain out the seeds.
  2. Add garlic, parsley, chives, dill, and mustard. Put the lid on and pulse until herbs and garlic are minced.
  3. Remove the lid and continue to blend on low speed (or as fast as you can without the mixture flying out).
  4. Gradually pour in the olive oil in a thin stream to allow the mixture to emulsify.
  5. The stream should be no wider than a pencil. This will keep the mixture from separating later.
  6. Taste, and season with salt and pepper to your liking.
Mouth-Watering Lemon-Herb Salad Dressing

This can also be made in a food processor or in a wide-mouthed jar using an immersion blender.

Store in a jar in the refrigerator, but allow it to come to room temperature before serving, as the olive oil will harden slightly when cold.

Mouth-Watering Lemon-Herb Salad Dressing


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