This is a very refreshing vinaigrette and goes with just about any salad!
You might think a lemon is a lemon but a Meyer lemon is actually a cross between a lemon and a mandarin orange. It was Frank Nicholas Meyer who brought this fruit back from China.
Recipe: Approx. 1 3/4 Cup
- 1/2 Cup Fresh Squeezed Meyer Lemon Juice (About 3 Lemons)
- 1 Cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 1/4 Cup Champagne Vinegar
- 1 Large or 1 Tablespoon Minced Shallot
- 1 Clove Garlic Minced
- 1 Teaspoon Dijon Mustard
- 1/2 Teaspoon Sea Salt
Add mustard, lemon juice, and salt to a medium bowl and whisk together. Next whisk in the champagne vinegar and slowly whisk in the olive oil. Stir in the garlic and shallots.
Meyer lemons are extremely high in Vitamin C thus being a great antioxidant with cells rejuvenating abilities. They also help with inflammation and arthritis. Add the juice in water to tones the liver and stimulate enzyme production.