Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Lemon Thyme Dressing

Summer is here!  It’s hot, it’s sometimes humid (weird for Colorado), and so obviously you need a nice fresh dressing.
Lemon Thyme Dressing

Lemon Thyme Dressing



This is my current favorite summer salad dressing. It’s a traditional vinaigrette base fancied up with lemon zest and fresh thyme from the garden.
Lemon Thyme Dressing

We enjoyed it as part of our July Dinner Party (both on the salad, and on the arugula that graced the prosciutto gruyere tart).  We finished it off the very next day on a bag of spicy greens from our CSA.  It is very easy to make – just combine everything in the blender and then pour into a lovely little glass jar.  Done!

Lemon Thyme Dressing

  • Zest of one lemon
  • 1 Tbsp fresh thyme leaves
  • Juice of one lemon (about 2 Tbsp)
  • 2 Tbsp white balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
Blend all ingredients but olive oil in a blender until smooth.  Then drizzle in the olive oil slowly while the blender is running – this helps emulsify the dressing so it doesn’t separate.  Store in fridge for up to 4 weeks.
Lemon Thyme Dressing

9 comments:

  1. I love homemade dressings. This one is so simple but sounds so delicious! Love the jars too!

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  2. Mmm, that sounds delicious. I love thyme and it sounds especially good in a dressing. Love your little bottle :)

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  3. Vinaigrettes are so under-appreciated. I can even see this one gracing meat or fish. GREG

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  4. Hello,

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    Sebastian

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  5. Hi,

    Excellent article, thanks for share this great post with us, I love this kind of topics are really interesting, health is really important, we have to be careful to obtain a healthy life and this way enjoy everything everyday with our family or people around.

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  6. I'm sorry. This sounds amazing, but I don't know what "zest of one lemon" means. Please help!

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    1. The zest is the yellow part of the lemon's peel. We take it off with a microplane - like this onea;
      http://www.amazon.com/Microplane-40020-Classic-Zester-Grater/dp/B00004S7V8

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  7. I have some "forgotten" fresh thyme which has now dried up. Could I use that as well?

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