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Garden Salad with Lemon Dressing

I lightened up a tangy salad dressing by replacing some of the oil with lemon juice. The revamped dressing lends a refreshing twist to mixed greens, tomatoes, pepper rings and cucumbers slices.—Martha Pollock, Oregonia, Ohio
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 8 cups torn salad greens
  • 1 cup grape or cherry tomatoes
  • 1 medium cucumber, sliced
  • 1 large sweet yellow or green pepper, cut into rings
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 4 teaspoons honey
  • 2 teaspoons minced chives
  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil


  • In a large bowl, combine the salad greens, tomatoes, cucumber and pepper rings. In a small bowl, whisk the lemon juice, honey, chives, mustard, salt and pepper until blended. Gradually whisk in oil until dressing thickens. Drizzle over salad; toss to coat.
Nutrition Facts
2 cups: 143 calories, 8g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 328mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 5g fiber), 4g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 vegetable, 1-1/2 fat.

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  • LPHJKitchen
    Aug 14, 2016

    The dressing is FABULOUS! It was so simple, yet flavorful and fresh. I made it for a potluck with great reviews! Will definitely make again and keep that dressing on hand!