Fresh Recipes | Lemon Parsley Vinaigrette

by on July 24, 2013

Fresh Recipes | Lemon Parsley Vinaigrette

It’s hump day folks and you know what that means, right? Humpback whale videos!

No, seriously. I saw this on the SLO Tribune website (yes, I still read the daily SLO newspaper…) and just had to share–it’s crazy!

And that is why I never go in the Pacific Ocean past my waist, people.

So yet again, we had a mini-vacay in D.C. this past weekend, and I came back ready to detox. I so try to make good choices when I go out to eat, but somehow, I can’t avoid the lure of a good sandwich. Which, unfortunately, restaurant sandwiches aren’t usually made the same way as I make them in my kitchen, though that’s kinda the point, right?

Fresh Recipes | Lemon Parsley Vinaigrette

Once I picked up my CSA box, I sat down to do a little meal planning for the week and came up with an almost entirely vegetarian, and partially vegan, menu. I love having the time to browse my cookbooks + saved magazine articles for recipes during the summer and actually sticking to meal planning. And since there were many salads + pasta-y + fish dishes in our future, I set out to make a vinaigrette/marinade to get us through the week. The guiding ingredient? Our CSA parsley!

Fresh Recipes | Lemon Parsley Vinaigrette

Now I just have to convince Jeff to get on the detox week bandwagon. (His only grocery store request? Ice cream sandwiches… we’re off to a great start!)

Lemon Parsley Vinaigrette

Makes about 1/2 cup

Print recipe!


1/4 cup fresh lemon juice (about 2 lemons)

1/4 teaspoon lemon zest (about 1/2 lemon)

3 tablespoons + 1 teaspoon olive oil

1/4 cup parsley, finely chopped

1/2 teaspoon dry mustard

1 teaspoon agave nectar

salt, to taste

pepper, to taste


Combine all ingredients in a small bowl and mix well.

Serve as a dressing on salad or as a marinade for fish or chicken, and enjoy!

Time: 5 minutes

{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

Stephanie July 24, 2013 at 7:05 am

It was wonderful to spend time with you and Jeff this weekend! Thank you so much for coming up!


aslolife July 24, 2013 at 7:41 am

It was a great weekend–hopefully we can repeat soon!


Karen Huffines July 25, 2013 at 1:06 am



SarahButtonedUp August 6, 2013 at 3:21 pm

This looks divine! I am going to try it tonight – but I don’t have any agave nectar in my pantry. Do you think sugar would be an okay substitute?


aslolife August 6, 2013 at 3:29 pm

Thanks so much! The best substitute would be honey or even maple syrup, but sugar will work in a pinch too–the consistency just might be a little different, and you may have to add a bit more to reach the desired sweetness. I’d love to know how it turns out!


SarahButtonedUp August 6, 2013 at 3:31 pm

Excellent – I will try honey. Yum! Thanks so much for the speedy reply and I will keep you posted on the results.


MealDiva June 16, 2014 at 1:04 pm

I LOVE this! It sounds super yummy! I’m doing a newsletter/recipe pairing for a local CSA and I’m going to include a link to this recipe! Thanks!


aslolife June 16, 2014 at 1:10 pm

Thanks–I look forward to reading it!


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