March 20, 2012

Lemon Ginger Dressing

Homemade Lemon Ginger Dressing | suzyhomemaker.net

This is the next dressing in what has become a series of homemade dressings. If you missed the previous weeks, you can find the other recipes by clicking on the titles.

Asian dressing
Warm bacon dressing
Zesty sun-dried tomato dressing


My next dressing is Lemon Ginger dressing.

This is a light, citrus-y dressing that is great now that the weather is warming up. I dressed a spinach salad with it. As always I wanted to first compare this dressing to a store bought version. I could not find any lemon ginger bottled dressing. I did find a honey and lemon dressing. Now, normally I compare the bottled dressing because the ingredients are not so great, but in this case I don't think they are terrible.

Ingredients
Expeller pressed canola oil, champagne vinegar (may contain sulfites), clover honey, extra virgin olive oil, truffle oil, Meyer Lemon juice, shallots, dijon mustard (water, mustard seeds, vinegar (25%), salt, citric acid), meyer lemon pulp, sea salt, spices.

I generally avoid canola oil when possible but the rest of the ingredients are actually not that bad.

Now here is my dressing


8 Tbsp oil - I prefer cold pressed avocado
Juice of 2 lemons ~ 2 Tbsp
1 Tbsp fresh ginger - minced
1 Tbsp raw honey
Pinch of salt - to taste


Whisk all ingredients together.

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