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Homemade Olive Lemon Salad dressing…

Julia from Kitchenettefinds had posted a salad dressing recipe a while back. The way she had described the dressing was too tempting. Being a huge fan of salads I wanted to try it out. Link to the original recipe. I made a few changes to her recipe though… I gave up the cheese she added & added honey & a garlic clove..

Homemade Olive Lemon Salad dressing...

I tried this variation because lately, I been eating a lot of fatty food.. As I have mentioned earlier.. I’m hooked on to junk food.. or should I say I was hooked on.. that is more appropriate I suppose…. as my junk food intake has drastically reduced now, when I was much younger.. I used to thrive on junk food literally..! A packet of Chakkli’s (South Indian savoury snack) in one hand.. the TV remote or a novel in the other hand.. Chakkli’s used to just vanish in about 20 mins after opening a packet..  & mind you, a packet easily had 20 chakkli’s. We use a lot of stainless steel containers to store snacks at home.. So, later on, during tea time if mum opened the container to eat one or two of those chakkli’s; she would end up opening almost 7-8 containers looking for them.. 😉 & then finally she would come ask me.. :D, after a while she stopped asking me.. because she knew  they were long digested in my tummy… 😛

You would not believe that I have managed to get my father-in-law hooked to potato crisps too..Yes, another favourite !! All this story just to mention that I have turned to healthier snacking salads, couscous, fruits etc. A big No, no to crisps/potato wafers or any kind of deep-fried food. Having said this, I still eat these at moderation.. at times though..

Ingredients: (Serves 4-5)       Preparation Time: 5 minutes
Black olives – 7-8, pitted
Lemon – 1, juice squeezed out
Garlic Clove – 1, peeled
Honey – 1 tsp
Dijon Mustard – 1 tsp
Black Peppercorns (optional) – freshly crushed to sprinkle or use a pepper grinder once you prepare the salad
Salt to taste

In a blender jar, combine & blend the olive, mustard, lemon juice, garlic clove & honey. Do not add any water. Once the ingredients blend well into a smooth paste as shown, transfer them to a small bowl. Add salt to taste.

Homemade Olive Lemon Salad dressing...

Mix the salad dressing with your favourite greens, tomatoes, onions, shredded carrot, croutons or if you want to indulge a bit, add some mozzarella cubes too. Sprinkle some crushed black pepper to add some spice..!!

I made myself a salad using some different lettuce varieties, cherry tomatoes & red onions.

Homemade Olive Lemon Salad dressing...

Enjoy..! Any left over dressing can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator. It should last for a week.

If you liked this, you should check out other salad recipe’s –

Broccoli & Bacon Salad..,

Fried Halloumi Pasta Salad,

SSS (Simple Salad Sticks),

Pasta Mayo Salad,

Carrot Kismoori/ Konkani style tempered Crunchy Carrot Salad.. etc.

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