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!
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.