Simple Lemon Garlic Salad Dressing

February 3, 2010 by Barb Scala  
Filed under Bloomin in the Kitchen, What's New, salad

img_1243Tired of processed bottled dressings and the same ole oil and vinegar but don’t want to take out too many ingredients to make something tasty for your salad?

Try this simple lemon-ette with a garlic punch that simply uses garlic powder instead of mincing up a bunch of raw garlic.

Juice of 1 lemon (or organic lemon juice)
Extra-virgin olive oil - approx. 1/4 cup
Sea salt
Garlic powder
(preferably organic - it tastes fresher)

In a glass jar with a lid - I save old dijon mustard jars - add the lemon juice and olive oil so that the dressing is 1 part juice and 2 parts oil. Use less oil if you like more of a lemony zing.  Set aside.

Place greens in your serving bowl and sprinkle with sea salt and a few shakes of garlic powder (not garlic salt) to taste. Toss. Let sit for 5 minutes - any longer and the greens will start to wilt. By the way, salting the salad before the dressing goes on is “the secret” from my sister-in-law Sherry who makes the best salads. I took it a step further and added garlic to the greens instead of having the garlic powder clump up in the dressing.

Shake the lemon-olive oil dressing in the jar and add enough to coat the greens evenly. Toss again. Reserve the remaining dressing for another day. So simple, yet so yummy and people ask me all the time, what dressing do I use because they love it!

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