Tuesday Tips – no video blog this week – still fighting that nasty cold! Making a GREAT Magic Lemon Parmesan Salad Dressing!

I love this dressing – it is my fallback dressing for salads when I can’t think of anything else – and it really works well.

Magic Lemon Parmesan Salad Dressing ( serves about 4 people)

  • Juice of two lemons
  • 4 tbsp of very finely grated Parmesan
  • 1/4 cup of oil ( generally it’s 3 parts of oil to 1 part of lemon juice or if you prefer a more lemony dressing – 2/2)
  • Garlic Salt or Lemon Salt/Pepper combination to taste


  1. Squeeze two lemons into a small dish ( remove all the pits).
  2. Add the oil and the seasonings. ( I have also added chopped rosemary, or oregano, or basil or Italian parsley or other fresh herbs about 2 Tbsp)
  3. Whisk well.
  4. Add the Parmesan. Whisk well again. The mixture should become creamy.
  5. Prepare the salad ( I use fresh torn greens, feta cheese, chopped tomatoes and chopped cucumber, chopped carrots and 2 chopped pitted dates with 2 Tbsp of chopped red onion). Keep chilled until ready to serve.
  6. Whisk the dressing well before serving and do NOT dress the salad until everyone is seated and ready to eat ( sort of like Risotto – the people wait for Risotto – Risotto NEVER waits for people – see my cookbook “Made With Love – The Italian Way” for more on the Risotto!)
  7. Dress the salad lightly – folks can always add more dressing – and serve immediately! YUM!

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