Lemon Olive Oil

I know.  You thought I was through with the lemons, right?

Not quite.  I still have a few stragglers left hanging around that I’m trying to use up, and this weekend I discovered a new trick.

 Creamy Lemon Oil Recipe | Oysters & Pearls

This is so simple, I don’t even think it merits being called a “recipe.”  But it’s brightened up my salads this week at home, and I have a feeling it will be brightening up lots of recipes from here on out.

Lemons in Food Processor for Lemon Oil | Oysters & Pearls

Just cut a lemon up in to quarters (or smaller pieces, if using a smaller bowl in your food processor like I did).  Toss them in a food processor with a cup of olive oil and half a teaspoon kosher salt and pulse until smooth.

DIY Lemon Oil | Oysters & Pearls

It’s amazingly creamy and thick – almost the texture of caesar salad dressing.  I used it straight as a dressing over spinach, with a dusting of micro planed Thomasville Tomme.  It was delicious!

Spinach Dressed in Creamy Lemon Oil Dressing | Oysters & Pearls

It fools you into thinking you’re eating some creamy, terribly caloric dressing, when really, it couldn’t be healthier.  Just make sure you use organic lemons and give them a good scrub down before you use them.

Spinch Dressed in Lemon Olive Oil | Oysters & Pearls

I can’t take credit for this “recipe,” as I found it on Saveur.  I will be trying this roasted potatoes with lemon olive oil recipe as soon as our potatoes come in.

How to Make Homemade Lemon Oil | Oysters & Pearls

Speaking of coming in, Wheat gets home today!  So glad just about everyone further north of here has their power back on now.  And very glad Wheat will be home later this afternoon/evening!

Until Next Time

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2 thoughts on “Lemon Olive Oil

  1. Annie

    This looks divine! I will be trying this ASAP. I usually make my own dressing with olive oil, lemon juice, and salt and pepper, but this would be so much easier to keep on hand. Do you keep it in the fridge? Thanks for sharing! xo
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