Updated: Oct 9
Alright y'all, I'm on a mission to revamp my sauce and dressing game. I'm tired of reading a long list of foreign ingredients whenever I eat store-bought condiments.
Here at Coined Cuisine, I'm a firm believer that some items may not save you a ton of money by DIY, but the fresh taste and lack of scary additives are so worth it!
Enter this super easy & light lemon-herb vinaigrette. It comes together in less than 5 minutes and can go on everything - think leafy green salads, grain bowls, pasta salads, or even roasted veggies! The herbs added at the end make it so delicious and you can freestyle to fit your taste buds.
I love to make this during my Sunday meal prep; it's so good that it never lasts very long, but it can hold for about a week in the fridge. I've also made this Whole-30 friendly by omitting the honey and being careful with the brand of Dijon mustard I use. Let me know: are there any other sauces or condiments that you want to see on the blog?
Lemons | 2 ct. | $1.00
Garlic Cloves, grated | 2 ct. | $0.03
Dijon Mustard | 2 tsp. | $0.02
Honey | 1 tsp. | $0.02
Extra-Virgin Olive Oil | 1/3 cup | $0.56
1. In a bowl, whisk together lemon juice from lemons, grated garlic, Dijon mustard, honey, and salt + pepper.
2. While whisking, drizzle the olive oil until the dressing is emulsified.
In a pinch, you can also add all ingredients to a mason jar, seal it, and shake really well until combined!
3. Taste and adjust seasonings as necessary. I like to add thyme or parsley to the dressing at the end for a nice punch of herb flavor.
4. You can store this in the refrigerator for about a week. The olive oil can solidify when cold, so just let the dressing sit on the counter for a few minutes before shaking and serving. Enjoy!
Drizzle this over Mediterranean Pasta Salad for a light flavor profile! It's absolutely delicious!
The Coined Breakdown
Total Cost per serving (1/8 cup): $0.41
Total Cost (a little over 1/2 cup): $1.63
Those Other Guys: $1.89 per 1/2 cup