Recipe: Magic Lemon Dressing

We love a simple recipe as much as the next person.  Especially if that recipe’s main function is to elevate the flavor of a salad, some left over veggies or grains.  This recipe is magical because it literally makes everything taste lip smackin’ly delicious and super fresh.

You might even have all these ingredients at home already!  They are all HCC kitchen staples.  We recommend always keeping these bits and bops on hand to make any meal, well, magical.

As always, the real party is in the comments section below.  Let us know what you think of this recipe!  What do did you put it on?  Wel love to hear about what’s going on in your kitchen.

Magic Lemon Dressing

Time: 5 minutes

  • 2 heaping tablespoons of good dijon mustard or whole grain mustard
  • Juice of 1 lemon (Optional: add zest)
  • 1-2 cloves of grated garlic – you can use a Microplane zester,  the smallest side of a box grater or a garlic press
  • ¼ cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Sea salt and pepper
  • Optional: Splash of natural sweetener such as honey or real maple syrup


Combine ingredients together and drizzle in olive oil last until dressing comes together.

You can add more or less mustard, sweetener etc. – the dressing is meant to be

Also great over a plate of leftovers as well as grilled vegetables.

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3 thoughts on “Recipe: Magic Lemon Dressing

  1. Was wondering how long the salad dressings last in the fridge? I bought from the dollar store, one of those squeeze bottles for healthy home made dressings, thinking that they will last a few weeks or so. I found after a few days that there is a thick layer on the top half of the dressing…is this still edible?

    Love your recipes!!!

    • Hi Jennifer! That thick layer on top is just what happens when you put olive oil in the fridge. The ingredients will start to separate and the fat will start to cloud up or solidify. It’s totally still edible. Just let it come to room tempurature (so, take it out of the fridge while you are making your salad or doing something else) then give it a shake and it will all come back together. It should last in the fridge for about a week, mmmmaybe 10 days. But give it a sniff, if it smells funky then it’s time to toss it. Happy cooking!

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