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Lemon Salad Dressing + Easy Green Salad

Lemon salad dressing is an easy side dish and my favorite go-to, it comes together in minutes and is perfect for any salad. Pair this lemon vinaigrette with simple greens and some sliced onion for the easiest side dish ever!

This salad dressing is an old family recipe that has been around for years! Any time we need to whip up a quick salad, we make lemon salad dressing and just dress whatever veggies we have in the fridge. It could not be easier to make, everything is done in about 5 minutes.

Whisking lemon juice and olive oil for lemon vinaigrette.

The only trick to making a lemon vinaigrette is to JUST KEEP WHISKING. When you begin whisking, the mixture will look separated….

Whisking olive oil into lemon juice, salt and pepper for lemon salad dressing.

But as you keep going, it becomes creamy colored a bright, lovely yellow color. This is seriously the easiest and most beautiful lemon salad dressing ever! And, being the lazy cook I am, I simply pour the mixed dressing into a measuring cup and then toss the salad right in the same bowl.

Pouring spring greens into a glass bowl for lemon salad dressing and easy green salad.

You can buy a bag of mixed greens, harvest your own from your garden, or just buy an assortment at the store and make your own mix. Or just serve the lemon vinaigrette over red leaf lettuce. 🙂 EASY!

Tossing onions into greens for easy green salad and lemon vinaigrette.

I also toss some sliced onions in with the greens for some extra flavor, just use whatever you have – purple, yellow, white. Anything goes! Remember, the motto of this easy green salad and lemon vinaigrette is EASY. Are you with me yet???

Pouring lemon salad dressing over easy green salad.

Now, my little hostess trick is to just barely dress the salad, and then serve the remaining dressing on the table, that way you’re not serving dry lettuce {never good} but you’re letting everyone customize the salad to their taste. Say it with me: EASY!

Lemon salad dressing in a glass jar with lemons in the background.

Have I convinced you yet that this is the best and easiest lemon salad dressing ever? Tell me what you would serve it with in the comments below!

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Easy green salad on a white plate next to the salad bowl, lemons and lemon vinaigrette.
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Lemon Salad Dressing + Easy Green Salad

Lemon salad dressing is an easy side dish and my favorite go-to, it comes together in minutes and is perfect for any salad. Pair this lemon vinaigrette with simple greens and some sliced onion for the easiest side dish ever!

Course Salad
Cuisine American
Keyword lemon salad dressing, lemon vinaigrette
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 14 kcal
Author Alli Kelley

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup lemon juice freshly squeezed, about 2 lemons
  • 1/2 cup olive oil good quality
  • 8 cups mixed greens or any salad of your choice.
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Pour lemon juice into a bowl, gradually whisk in the olive oil until light yellow and creamy. 

  2. Season with salt and pepper to taste. 

  3. Pour 1/2 of the dressing over the salad and toss. Taste and add more if needed or serve the remaining dressing for guests to dress. 

Recipe Video

Nutrition Facts
Lemon Salad Dressing + Easy Green Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 14
% Daily Value*
Sodium 10mg 0%
Potassium 106mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 3g 1%
Vitamin A 9.1%
Vitamin C 28.6%
Calcium 1.2%
Iron 2.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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4 Comments

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    Alli
    January 4, 2018 at 4:38 PM

    Favorite quick salad!

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