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Green Lemon and Mustard Dressing

Tasty dressings are a great way to bring simple salads and vegetables to life, as well as helping to reinvent humble leftovers. While it's extremely tempting and convenient to buy the store-bought ones, many are full of unnecessary ingredients such as added sugars, preservatives and unhealthy oils.

While the thought of making your own dressings and sauces sounds like a bit of a ball ache, it's actually a lot simpler and easier than most people think. Classic dressings can be made using store cupboard essentials and in no time, and also happen to taste a hell of a lot better. Enter my green lemon and mustard dressing. It's tangy, creamy, nutritious and you've probably got 6 out of the 7 ingredients you need to make it in your kitchen cupboards already.

This dressing will go with pretty much anything, but I personally think it pairs best with dishes featuring crunch from fresh vegetables or salad. When I made this we served it with a fresh salad of baby cos, radish, tomatoes and cucumber and served with new potatoes and grilled chicken. Delicious. Fun fact: your significant other is far more likely to eat vegetables/salad covered with a dressing. I'm speaking from experience here!

You'll need:

1 garlic clove, minced

1 lemon, juiced

3 tbsp dijon mustard

3/4 cup of extra virgin olive oil

1/4 cup of chopped fresh parsley

1/2 tsp salt

1/4 tsp pepper

To make simply put all the ingredients in a small food processor or blender and blitz until smooth. Will last in the fridge for 3-4 days.

Wondering how the dressing looks so creamy? Dijon is a natural emulsifier which when whizzed up with the other ingredients creates a beautifully smooth and creamy texture.


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