This Meyer Lemon Vinaigrette is very refreshing and it is great 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 and was named in his honor. If you would like to learn more about Frank click here.
Meyer Lemon Vinaigrette Recipe:
Approx. 1 3/4 Cup
- 1/2 Cup (About 3 Lemons) Meyer Lemon Juice – fresh squeezed
- 1 Cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 1/4 Cup Champagne Vinegar
- 1 Large or 1 Tablespoon Shallot – minced
- 1 Clove Garlic – minced
- 1 Teaspoon Dijon Mustard
- 1/2 Teaspoon Sea Salt
- Dash Black Pepper
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.
Here is a great salad recipe that include this yummy vinaigrette – Purple Kale Farro Salad
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.