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Oil and Lemon Dressing

Olive Oil and Lemon Dressing

A simple citrus dressing made with fresh lemon and olive oil. The recipe is adapted from one by Julia Child.
Course Salad Dressing
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people
Author Renee


  • Grated zest of 1 lemon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt plus more if needed
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 3 tablespoons fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup olive oil extra-virgin or high quality
  • Fresh ground pepper


  1. In a small bowl, add the lemon zest and salt. Mash it into a paste using a pestle or spoon. Transfer the paste to a blender. Add the mustard and lemon juice and blend on high to combine. Slowly pour in the olive oil while blending on low speed. Add additional salt and/or pepper to taste and blend on low speed. Transfer dressing to a serving container. Serve at room temperature. Store leftovers in the refrigerator.

Recipe Notes

Adapted from "The Way To Cook" cookbook by Julia Child.