All-purpose lemon vinaigrette

The lemon vinaigrettes I have shared in the past were really basic — just lemon, olive oil, and garlic, plus seasoning. This version adds a few other ingredients and is great on salads with or without protein on top, whole grains or other vegetables. For now, just have dinner.

Servings: 2

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 teaspoon coarsely chopped rinsed capers
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh oregano
  • 1 teaspoon Kalamata olives, pitted and minced
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Directions

Whisk everything together. Use as above on almost anything.

Nutrition Information (per serving)

  • Calories: 130
  • Fat: 14 g
  • Saturated fat: 2 g
  • Trans fat: 0 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 m
  • Carbohydrate: 2 g
  • Fiber: 0 g
  • Sodium: 177 mg
  • Protein: 0 gm

Contributor

Preston Maring, MD