Here is a tasty and nutricious dressing you can make quickly using a food processor or a blender or even by hand if you need to. The recipe is “adjustable” to your taste. Read on for the recipe!

Lemon Garlic Dressing Recipe


  • Fresh Lemon Juice
  • Garlic cloves
  • Almonds
  • Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Optional : Garlic Powder, Hot Pepper Flakes, Basil, or your favorite spices!


  1. In food processor or blender (my favorite blender) or bowl*, mix equal amounts of lemon juice and olive oil
  2. Add few cloves of garlic and a couple pinches of almonds.
  3. Salt and Pepper to taste.
  4. Additional seasonings to taste.
  5. Blend until fine to medium granularity – or even smooth if you prefer.
  6. Add additional seasoning if necessary.

*If preparing by hand, chop the garlic and almonds by hand first and then whisk everything together until emulsified.

2 Tablespoons = 80 calories.



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  1. 1
    November 8th, 2011 at 9:29 pm

    Do the almonds just add body? Do they smooth out well? The rest sounds good, I’m just curious what the almonds do.

  2. 2
    November 8th, 2011 at 11:03 pm

    I never would have thought of almonds. I have got to try this. Thank you for sharing.

  3. 3
    November 9th, 2011 at 10:08 am

    This dressing sounds really yummy, I can’t wait to try making it!

  4. 4
    Madras Geek
    November 10th, 2011 at 1:38 pm

    Bookmarked the total blog, complete awesomeness.

  5. 5
    November 11th, 2011 at 3:05 am

    Really YUM!Thanks for sharing this great recipe. The Ingredients are great for health value also.

  6. 6
    November 11th, 2011 at 10:46 pm

    Thanks Ann!

  7. 7
    November 12th, 2011 at 10:39 am

    Thanks Madras Geek!

  8. 8
    November 12th, 2011 at 10:58 am

    Thanks Laurie! Let me know how you liked it. I like your blog, by the way!

  9. 9
    November 12th, 2011 at 11:08 am

    Hi Kim,
    Yes the almonds add body, sort of making it a little like a pesto type sauce. You could certainly blend it into puree smoothness and it will be thickened by doing that. I like it a little chunky/granular.

    Good luck with “bringing Chuck home!”

  10. 10
    November 16th, 2011 at 11:12 pm


  11. 11
    November 21st, 2011 at 1:36 am

    My first time on this blog site. Your recipe and ingridients are all healthy, especially lemon juice with olive oil. Will try this dressing. Thanks for sharing.

  12. 12
    November 22nd, 2011 at 6:53 am

    Thanks Francis! There’s more to come!

  13. 13
    November 22nd, 2011 at 7:02 am

    Thanks Ann! Try it! There’s more recipes to come!


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