Who loves sunshine?! I do! I love everything sunny and yellow. Spring is one of my favorite seasons, but so is Summer and Autumn, and Winter. Ok, I love all seasons, but when one comes rolling around I get excited. When Spring comes the weather starts to warm up, and our bodies begin to come out of a cold dark slumber. The sun is starting to rise earlier, and setting a little later. When I think about Spring, I think of lemons, sun-kissed skin, rainy days, and golden flowers starting to bloom.
April is the month when we start many endeavors to have a happier healthier body. The sunshine creates the idea that anything is possible, and foods are seen differently. Bright, colorful, ready for adventure. When it’s warm, we want to try new things and see if that lemon will complement the poultry, vegetables, or even your favorite drink. We want to wake up our taste buds because the world is a new exciting place filled with so many promises of rich fragrant foods. With that promise dancing in my head, I think about lighter dishes. Cool and tangy salads, after a winter of heavy decadent comfort foods. We are ready to get out of the kitchen and enjoy the warmer weather. What better way than to cook a long difficult meal is to whip up a deliciously light salad. Your body will slowly start to wake up after that long harsh winter.
I have the perfect vinaigrette to drizzle on your favorite spring salad.
Lemon Dijon Vinaigrette
One of the greatest things about this vinaigrette is it only has four ingredients, and they are super easy to find. Lets grab them:
- Olive Oil
- Dijon Mustard
First, we are going to juice a whole lemon. Yup, all of it. Take the juice and pour it into a small jar with good quality olive oil. You want to match the olive oil to the amount of lemon juice the lemon created. Add the Dijon mustard, salt, and pepper.
Either put a lid on the jar and start shaking or grab a utensil to mix all the ingredients. It doesn’t have to be perfect. Give it a final taste to make sure there is enough salt and pepper. Now pour on your favorite salad.
After eating this tangy Lemon Dijon Vinaigrette, it is required to put on your favorite sundress and dance barefoot on your green cool lawn. While doing so, dream of long hot summer days. Eeeek! Summer is almost here! Yikes, I need to be patient. Happy Spring!!!
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You are so so brave.
Lemon Dijon Vinaigrette
A light tangy vinaigrette for a simple salad.
- 1 Lemon (Juice the whole thing)
- 1/4 cup Olive Oil (Or equal amount to lemon juice)
- 1 Tbs. Dijon Mustard
- 1 tsp. Salt
- 1 tsp. Pepper
- Parsley (Chopped)
- Juice the whole lemon.
- In a jar, add the equal parts lemon juice and olive oil.
- Now add the Dijon mustard, salt, pepper and chopped parsley.
- Place lid on jar and shake. If you don’t have a jar, in a small bowl mix with a utensil until well blended.
- Pour on your favorite salad.