Lemon Parsley Salad Dressing

Chopped parsley and lemon
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Ratings (5)
  • Total: 10 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: About 1/3 cup (2 servings)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
276 Calories
19g Fat
26g Carbs
6g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: About 1/3 cup (2 servings)
Amount per serving
Calories 276
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 19g 24%
Saturated Fat 3g 13%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 38mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 26g 9%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Protein 6g
Calcium 175mg 13%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Lemon and parsley bring a lot of zing to plain lettuce, but it's delicious on salads made of other vegetables too.

Note that this recipe makes enough vinaigrette-style dressing for 4 to 6 cups of lettuce or other salad greens. Feel free to double, triple, or even quadruple it for larger salads or to have some on hand for salads over a few days.

Ingredients

  • Optional: 1/4 preserved lemon peel
  • 1/2 cup parsley (fresh minced)
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice (fresh is best)
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • Optional: 1 small clove garlic (minced)
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon dry mustard

Steps to Make It

  1. If you have some preserved lemons on hand, take 1/4 of one, rinse off the pulp, and mince the peel.

  2. Whisk all ingredients together in a small bowl or put them in a jar and shake to blend. Taste and adjust salt and pepper to taste. If the dressing is too zingy for you, feel free to add more olive oil to soften the flavor. A bit more salt will help temper the acid, too.

  3. Use immediately or store, covered and chilled, up to 1 week (olive oil will solidify in the refrigerator but will melt quite quickly at room temperature again).

Makes Lemon Parsley Salad Dressing for 1 large salad.