Zesty Lemon Dressing

Thank you all very much for all the wonderful wishes! We're both pretty pumped about it too. Even amongst all this post engagement bliss we still have to eat—right? Well this week has brought about some challenges as far as meal planning goes. We both have been super busy with work and gearing up for a big Memorial Day weekend. Sooooo we've been trying to empty some salad out of the fridge and topped it with grilled chicken. Not the most exciting or intense meal, but a good one none the less, especially when you spice it up with the zesty dressing (recipe from Eating Well). Although our version turned out a little too zesty, so we suggest altering the lemon intake to tame the citrus explosion. The picture turned out cool though, so we posted it. Anyway, we do really feel it will be delicious if you just decrease the lemon so give it a shot and let us know if you have better luck.


  • 1/4 cup lemon juice (We suggest starting with 2 tbsp. though, maybe adding 3 max - unless you just love lemon that is!)
  • 2 tablespoons nonfat plain yogurt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • Freshly ground pepper to taste


  1. Whisk lemon juice, yogurt, honey, cumin, cinnamon and ginger in a small bowl until blended.
  2. Slowly whisk in oil so that the dressing becomes smooth and emulsified. Season with salt and pepper.


Hornsfan said...

The dressing sounds great but I really love the photo, very professional looking.

Unknown said...

It looks almost like mustard. :) I love any kind of dressing with a lemony zest to it so I'll definitely give it a try!

Dewi said...

Your dressing is really interesting with a lot spices like that it is hard not to like it.

Beautiful photo too!

Culinary Wannabe said...

Your photos are getting so snazzy!! You guys are becoming pros! And planning will be so fun, as long as you don't get too wrapped up in it - just keep remembering that you get to go on a fantastic honeymoon when it's all over. :)

Kerstin said...

That is a gorgeous photo! I love that this dressing is so light, looks yummy.

Sam Hoffer / My Carolina Kitchen said...

What an interesting dressing. I always use lemon or lime in mine but this is a new twist that I'm definitely going to try.

Emily said...

Yum! This dressing sounds delicious! I love the use of lemon.

lisaiscooking said...

Sounds great with the yogurt and ginger, and I love lemon in salad dressings.

Jackie @ PhamFatale.com said...

I love the spices that you used to make this salad dressing. It's the first time, I've seen yogurt used in a vinaigrette. Great photo btw!

Lexie said...

This dressing sounds delicious! Can't wait to try it!

Chef E said...

I love all things lemon, and this totally rocks! All your photos look great!

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