Recipe: Easy Lemon and Balsamic Salad Dressing

Sweetened with agave nectar to give your salad a whole new life
White serving bowl on a wooden cutting board surrounded by pepper, lemsurroundedons and olive oil

Why buy a bottle of salad dressing when you can make your own? This easy-to-make recipe tastes great and contains simple, fresh ingredients. It can be used to top your favorite salad, seafood dish — or any meal for that matter!

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3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon lemon juice
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
2 teaspoons agave nectar
1 teaspoon fresh parsley, chopped (may be substituted with dry parsley)
1 teaspoon minced garlic


  1. Place all ingredients in small bowl except olive oil.
  2. Whisk while slowly adding the oil until well mixed.

Nutritional information (per serving)

Makes 5 servings (1 serving = 1.5 tablespoons)

Calories: 90
Saturated fat: 1 g
Sodium: 0 mg
Fiber: 0 g
Sugars: 3 g
Protein: 0 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Carbohydrate: 4 g

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