Meyer Lemon Lavender Vinaigrette

Meyer Lemon Lavender Vinaigrette

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I’ve been meaning to get this recipe up for weeks now! I don’t know about you but I love a good homemade salad dressing. Most bottled dressings have a weird texture to me. And this one really is Summer in a bowl. It will brighten up any salad in the best way possible!

I’ve never been a great gardener. I’ve always thought it’s because I don’t remember to water but now I do have the time and most of my herbs STILL died over the summer! Plants just don’t seem to like me much. Someone please come over and tell me what I’m doing wrong! $80 worth of herbs and veggies, dead. Except for my lavender. It’s not doing too badly (aka, it’s still alive).

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Meyer Lemon Lavender Vinaigrette 

Since my lavender is the only plant I didn’t kill, I’ve been looking for recipes to use it in. Lavender isn’t normally a herb that gets used much in my kitchen. Which is sad, I need to find some great new recipes that feature it. But I did try it out in this new salad dressing!

Taylor & Colledge sent me a few sample of their yummy flavorings and pastes to try out for a food event. One of them was a lavender extract. Which seemed fated to me, since I was growing it on my back porch. I just knew I needed to try it out in a way that would bring justice to an underused flavor. So, drumroll please… Here’s a bright and flavorful Meyer Lemon Lavender Vinaigrette. Easy to make and just screaming “SUMMER!”, you’ll want to put it on everything! Try it on top of chicken or pork tenderloin. I bet that would be amazing too. Or maybe a fresh tomato salad (I also tried growing those, it did not end well). Stir a few tablespoons into your steamed broccoli or cauliflower. Pour it over grilled asparagus. The possibilities are endless! It’s also Whole30 and Paleo approved, if you’re following either of those diets. 

Meyer Lemon Lavender Salad Dressing

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 tsp Lavender Extract I used Taylor & Colledge
  • 1 sprig Fresh Lavender
  • 1/4 cup Meyer Lemon Juice Fresh Squeezed
  • 1 tsp Crushed Garlic
  • 1 tbsp Honey
  • 1/2 tsp salt and pepper

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl, whisk all ingredients (except lavender sprig) together.

  2. Pour mixture into tall dressing container.

  3. Add lavender sprig to container and refrigerate at least an hour.

  4. This dressing will keep in refrigerator for 3-4 days.

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