Believe it or not, salads should taste good.
Not just good enough that you’ll eat it because it’s “healthy.”
I mean, they should taste really good. So good that you’ll crave them again and again.
A delicious dressing is the key to any tasty salad, if you ask me, and this refreshing twist on a lemon vinaigrette definitely fits the bill. Bursting with bright lemon and lime juice, a bite of fresh ginger and garlic, and a touch of honey, this oil-free dressing will make your taste buds sing!
Lemon-Lime Dressing (Oil-Free)
makes about 1 1/4 cups
1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
1/2 cup fresh lime juice
2 cloves garlic
1-inch knob of ginger, peeled
2 1/2 tablespoons raw honey
2 tablespoons Stone Ground mustard
This recipe couldn’t be easier–> simply throw all of your ingredients into a blender, and blend away until smooth!
This dressing should keep well in a sealed container in the fridge for up to a week–> so you’ll have no excuses for not having time for a quick salad!
Refreshing Lemon-Lime Dressing (oil-free)
- 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
- 1/2 cup fresh lime juice
- 2 cloves garlic
- 1- inch knob of ginger , peeled
- 2 1/2 tablespoons raw honey
- 2 tablespoons Stone Ground mustard
- Simply throw all of your ingredients into a blender, and blend away until smooth!
Calories per cup: 167, Fat: 1g, Carbohydrates: 44g, Fiber: 1g, Protein: 1g
I’ve been drenching my salads in this dressing for the past month, and I still can’t get enough of it. You know a dressing is good when you’re tempted to lick the bowl afterward.
Hope you enjoy it as much as I do!
Questions and Reviews
Sounds yummy! I recently made a creamy dill/cucumber dressing that I’m loving, but this one will be next! Quick question.. is the mustard taste really strong? I’m definitely not a big mustard fan but I know it hides well in some recipes and gives them a nice flavour… what d’ya think?
I didn’t find the mustard taste too strong, but I do love the taste of mustard… so I might be desensitized to it. 😉 I’m sure it would be delicious without it, too!
I’m totally trying this. I never even thought to have salad without oil…I guess with cheese or avocado you don’t really need extra fat. Win!
Oh, this looks like a great lemon dressing. I’m allergic to mustard though 🙁 Sucks, because its used in so much!
That’s a bummer! I bet you could omit the mustard, and probably substitute a splash of apple cider vinegar for a similar flavor.
I am making this all the time since you have mention it before in your blog, but you have been using only lemon and stevia so I use only lemon and stevia. Do you still not use stevia? have you find some differences?
I’m still not using stevia, but there’s nothing to report yet. 😉
I agree…salads should taste good…I have been enjoying amazing salads with beets, cherry tomatoes, celery, scallions, and goat cheese…oh so good! 🙂 I will have to get these ingredients next time I am grocery shopping! Have a great day!
Your salads sound PERFECT. I’m loving beets + goat cheese lately. 😀
I just made this using meyer lemons since I didn’t have any limes. It was very yummy and a perfect refreshing oil free dressing. I might add a little more mustard next time because I love mustard but otherwise, this is wonderful!
Wow! This dressing was finger-licking/ GOOD!
Hi have to ask. Any idea of calories ?
I’m a big fan of oil fre dressings and lemon in anything, so this recipe is perfect. We eat salad every night. Last night I made this dressing for company and every raved, best one I’ve found!
You are definitely right about the sting!! But it was good and I’m glad no olive oil . I needed a dressing without all the calories, carbs and fat. I did use another 1/2 tablespoon of honey. Since I’m not use to garlic and ginger together I needed something a little more on the sweet side and it wasn’t to sweet.
I live in a shared accomodation and do not have access to a blender/mixer. can I substitute fresh garlic and ginger with store bought garlic and ginger paste?
I didn’t use the mustard and I used extra lemon instead of lime as I had none in hand. I will try it with lime next time. This dressing was amazing!. The ginger makes it so refreshing !. This will now be a staple dressing.