Lemon Oregano Vinaigrette Dressing

I received fresh oregano in my weekly CSA share this week so I was trying to find new ways of using it.  I have always grown my own herbs but it is kind of fun getting them in my share as well.  It gives me a sense of urgency to use them and try something new.

Oregano is a rich source of Vitamin K, great source of antioxidants, has antibacterial properties, high in manganese and iron, rich in fiber, a natural source of omega 3, and is a tasty herb to add to many different recipes.

My mom is an avid cook and she loves to buy my great tools for my kitchen  She gave me this herb chopper a couple years ago and I love it.

I love using this juicer for squeezing every last drop of my lemons

Fresh Lemon Oregano Salad Dressing

1/4 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
2 TBSP red wine vinegar
1 lemon, Juiced
2 cloves of garlic, finely minced
1 TBSP fresh Oregano, chopped
1 TBSP fresh Basil, chopped (optional)
1/2 tsp Pink Salt (more or less to taste)
1/4 pepper (more or less to taste)

Combine all ingredients in a salad dressing container or a mason jar.  Refrigerate until ready to use and bring it to room temp and shake well before dressing your salad

 

 

I marinated chicken breast in  2 TBSP Olive oil, 1 lemon, juiced, 1 TBSP fresh oregano, Pink Salt and Pepper for about an hour and grilled them for this salad.

I set up a build your own salad station for my family.  It made my heart so happy that my son went for a second big helping of salad.  We will be getting lots of greens in our CSA share and I really want my kids to get more greens into their diets.  This was a fun way to do it because they could customize it. We just got back from vacation so we were limited to our toppings but because the greens were so fresh, and the chicken and dressing had so much flavor, we did not need much.

 

My Salad, fresh radishes, sundried tomatoes, scallions, kalamata olives, carrots, chicken, and fresh greens topped with the vinaigrette

 

Radishes make a great addition to salads and I was happy to see them in this weeks share

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