Easy Lemon & Garlic Dressing

by Sharon on April 8, 2015


Easy Lemon Garlic Dressing

Since there are no rays of sunshine streaming through my curtains so far this spring, I’ve decided to take matters into my own hands and create a little light with this tart, garlicky salad dressing.

Easy Lemon Garlic Dressing

First, I’ll let you in on a little secret. I’ve been following the Whole 30 for the month of April with a friend from work. If you haven’t heard of it, check out the details of the challenge –> here. Today is Day 8.

I’m not blogging my day-to-day food intake but plan on doing a recap at the end of the month, so stay tuned. One of the first rules of the Whole 30 is NO SUGAR. None at all, even the whole food varieties like honey and maple syrup. So far, I’ve gotten creative with dates and eaten a ton of nuts. I’ve demolished a pretty large container of macadamias from Costco already and we are only seven days in. Ruh, roh. 😉 It’s all good, though. Healthy fats are welcome. Avocados, you’re next.

So, back to the salad. Typically I add in a bit of sweetness in my homemade dressings, so this Easy Lemon & Garlic Dressing something new.

Easy Lemon Garlic Dressing

I love the tartness, and the garlic along with a bit of mustard added just enough punch. Just make sure there is no sugar on that mustard label!

Prep is shaking it in a jar. I know. 😉

Easy Lemon Garlic Dressing

This dressing held up nicely to my salad blend which included arugula and spinach. It was a great Whole 30 option along with a chicken breast, which was my lunch one afternoon and then I had it with another giant salad and some scrambled eggs one evening for a quick dinner.


The colour was such a lovely pale yellow.

Easy Lemon Garlic Dressing

Can’t wait for the sunshine to fill the room with the same brightness. Come on spring! 🙂

Serves 4

Easy Lemon & Garlic Dressing – Sugar free
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  • 3 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • fresh pepper to taste


  1. Place all ingredients in a small glass mason jar with lid
  2. Shake really well to blend completely

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