This lemon and black pepper salad dressing is only five ingredients, but it’s full of flavor! It’s perfect drizzled on a bed of mixed greens, massaged into kale, or poured over roasted vegetables!

I based this salad dressing recipe on a salad I had at a restaurant here in Richmond. The place, Betty on Davis, is no longer around. But this salad dressing lives on! After I tried their lemon and black pepper dressing, I couldn’t get it out of my mind! It was just slightly sweet with a subtle spiciness from the pepper.

I grabbed some basic ingredients and whipped up a simple lemon and black pepper dressing recipe.

lemon and black pepper dressing

This dressing is simple and light. It’s delicious on a bed of greens with strawberries and goat cheese! But you could also drizzle this over your favorite combination of raw or roasted veggies! Try it with kale for a heartier green! Just make sure you massage it before serving.

kale salad with berries

For the salad pictured above, I used kale, strawberries, and pine nuts! But you could also add a little goat cheese or feta if you like. The dressing was the perfect complement to the sweet & salty flavors in the salad! 

I don’t recommend keeping this dressing in the refrigerator for more than a few hours, because the olive oil will begin to thicken and it won’t be as pourable. It’s best when made right before dressing the salad. Luckily, it only takes a couple of minutes to whip up!

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Lemon & Black Pepper Dressing

  • Author: Liz Thomson
  • Prep Time: 2 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 2 mins
  • Yield: 2 1x
  • Category: Salad Dressing
  • Method: Whisk
  • Cuisine: Salad

Description

This lemon and black pepper salad dressing is only five ingredients, but it’s full of flavor! It’s perfect drizzled on a bed of mixed greens, massaged into kale, or poured over roasted vegetables!


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Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon spicy brown mustard
  • Salt & pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients in a small container and shake until combined.
  2. The dressing might separate a bit if you leave it out so just shake it up!
  3. Drizzle over salad or dip fresh veggies in it!
  4. This makes enough for 2 entree sized salads.

Keywords: Lemon Black Pepper Dressing

You could use this salad on a bed of mixed greens, massaged into kale, or drizzled over roasted vegetables like a marinade! The possibilities are endless for this simple dressing!

 

Looking for other simple salad dressing ideas? Try this healthier honey mustard salad dressing! healthier honey mustard dressing

What’s your favorite type of salad dressing?