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Lemon Vinaigrette

average rating is 3 out of 5, based on 150 votes

This low-carb lemon vinaigrette is the perfect way to add some zing to your salads or roasted vegetables. Bursting with fresh lemon flavor, this dressing is easy to make and packed with healthy fats. It's also low in carbs, making it a great option for anyone following a low-carb or keto diet.

Serving suggestions/tips:

Drizzle the Lemon Vinaigrette over a mixed greens salad with fresh vegetables and grilled chicken for a light and satisfying meal.

Use it as a marinade for seafood, such as shrimp or salmon, before grilling or baking to infuse a burst of citrus flavor.

Add a few tablespoons of the vinaigrette to roasted vegetables like asparagus or Brussels sprouts for a zesty twist.

Use it as a dipping sauce for crusty bread or as a dressing for wraps and sandwiches for an extra tangy kick.

Experiment with different herbs and spices to customize the vinaigrette to your taste preferences.



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Easy Dressing Side Plant-Based Vegetarian gluten-free vegetarian vegan low-carb keto-friendly dairy-free nut-free sugar-free paleo-friendly heart-healthy clean eating Mediterranean diabetic-friendly weight-loss low-sodium high-fiber antioxidant-rich alkaline inflammation-fighting gut-friendly cholesterol-free no added preservatives homemade plant-based grain-free soy-free low-calorie no artificial flavors


  • 2-3 fresh lemons (1/2 cup fresh juice)

  • 2 garlic cloves, minced

  • 1 tbsp Italian seasoning

  • Pinch of sea salt

  • 1-2 tbsp honey or a low-carb sweetener like monk fruit sweetener or erythritol

  • 1-1/2 cups extra-virgin olive oil

  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar or red wine vinegar

  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard


  1. Squeeze the fresh lemons to obtain 1/2 cup of fresh juice. Set aside.

  2. In a small bowl, combine the minced garlic, Italian seasoning, sea salt, honey (or low-carb sweetener), extra-virgin olive oil, apple cider vinegar (or red wine vinegar), and Dijon mustard.

  3. Whisk the ingredients together until they are well combined and emulsified.

  4. Slowly pour in the fresh lemon juice while whisking continuously. This will help to incorporate the lemon flavor into the vinaigrette.

  5. Continue whisking until the vinaigrette is smooth and well blended.

  6. Taste the vinaigrette and adjust the seasoning if needed. You can add more salt, honey (or sweetener), or lemon juice according to your preference.

  7. Once the vinaigrette is seasoned to your liking, transfer it to a jar or airtight container.

  8. Store the Lemon Vinaigrette in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes before serving to allow the flavors to meld together.

  9. Shake the jar or container before using to ensure the ingredients are well mixed.

  10. Drizzle the Lemon Vinaigrette over your favorite salad or use it as a marinade for grilled vegetables or meats.

  11. Enjoy your homemade Lemon Vinaigrette!


average rating is 3 out of 5, based on 150 votes, recipe ratings

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