Thursday, May 3, 2012

Luscious lemon salad dressing

Everyone in the pool vegetable soup and a simple salad with a luscious lemon dressing.
I have good news - I am getting as sick of eating soup and salad as much as the rest of you are probably getting sick of reading about them.

This morning I broke out a cookbook with recipes I have been dying to try out.

So, enjoy the last of the soup and salad posts and you can look forward to reading about polenta crustini with pesto and potato gnocchi with pesto and peas in the near future. 

Yes, I feel a basil binge coming on - and/or possibly an artichoke one:-)

The star of the lunch today was the salad dressing.

The dressing was light but slightly creamy, bright and lemony and makes getting in the greens a really enjoyable experience.

The soup didn't turn out as well. First of all, it turned out this horrible color - I blame the dark brown vegetable broth I used. 

And the flavors turned out a bit dull so I ended up adding in some nutritional yeast, some soy milk and blending it into a veggie smoothie.

I definitely ended up eating a lot more salad than soup today...

And, yes, you really should try making this dressing!

Luscious lemon salad dressing

Serves 3


2 Tbsp of high quality olive oil
3 Tbsp of nutritional yeast
3 Tbsp of water*
3/4 Tbsp of lemon juice
1 Tbsp of Dijon mustard
1 Tbsp of yellow mustard
1/4 tsp of garlic powder
2 Tbsp of soy milk*
Black pepper to taste


Combine all the ingredients in a jar with a tight fitting lid and shake to combine. 

Toss with your favorite salad.

*Feel free to adjust the amounts of water and soy milk depending on how thick you like your dressing. This recipe made a fairly thin dressing. 


  1. We all do need a little variety in our life and I am glad you found that book which I think is well suited for you.
    This new google + thing is starting to take up my time. That is one of the reasons I am not on facebook, instagram & pinterest. There is only so much time a person has. Enjoy the evening.

  2. PS: That salad dressing does look tasty. I like that it not as light as vinaigrette but not as creamy as ranch. The great middle ground-which is a good thing!