A Simple, Sweet Citrus Dressing

We’re dressing for spring, as its right around the corner. This is a light lemon dressing with a hint of orange that shows you don’t need vinegar for good dressing. The basic dressing formula s usually a three to one ration of oil to acid. The oil can be just about any oil you like, and the acid part can be too. But usually what gets overlooked in the oil / acid ratio is the fact that they usually don’t combine easily. So, what can you do to get oil and acidic water to mix? Emulsify! That’s where these other flavor compounds come into play. Whether its salt, sugar, or Dijon mustard, you need to have a good deal of fine grains in your dressing to emulsify the solution long enough to transport the dressing from the bottle to the salad. In this dressing, brown sugar, orange peel, and honey work to keep the oil and acid together.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon orange blossom honey
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange peel
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Combine all the ingredients into a shaking bottle and shake away. Then, shake some on your salad! Same as last time…