We have had a LOT of salad lately. Between my bountiful garden and the CSA there is literally more salad than we can eat. The unintended side effect of too much salad is major salad dressing burnout. My creamy vegan dressings are yummy but heavily laced with fresh garlic and onion. Last week I decided it was time for a change – I wanted a light, lively dressing that did not leave me with hot breath of doom. A bit of poking around in my cupboard lead me to a bottle of truffle oil and a pile of lemons. Enter: Belle’s Lemony Truffle Dressing. I know, real original name, right. So crappy name, but an awesome dressing. Especially when paired with garden fresh greens, fresh rainbow beets, turnips, carrots, green onions and flax seeds. Should you decide to try this, splurge and treat yourself to a small bottle of truffle oil, you will not be let down.
Belle’s Lemony Truffle Dressing
1/4 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice
1 Tablespoon freshly grated lemon zest
1 Tablespoon truffle oil
1 Tablespoon minced fresh basil
Salt and fresh ground pepper to taste
Whisk ingredients together and toss with a large bowl of salad. (My salad consisted of one head of butter lettuce, two small beets, one medium turnip, three carrots and one green onion and served four as a lunch.)