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Fresh Lemon Balm Dressing

Elevate your salads to a new level of freshness with our homemade Lemon Balm Dressing. Crafted with the zesty charm of lemon balm, freshly picked from your Loop, this dressing is a burst of vibrant flavors that will transform any greens it touches.

Lemon balm

Ready to infuse your salads with homegrown goodness? Let's get dressing!

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Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons of fresh lemon balm leaves (picked from your Loop)

  • 1/4 cup of extra-virgin olive oil

  • 2 tablespoons of fresh lemon juice (about 1 lemon)

  • 1 teaspoon of honey (or maple syrup for a vegan option)

  • 1 clove of garlic (minced)

  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper (to taste)



Instructions:

  1. As the first step, head over to your Loop and carefully pick 2 tablespoons of fresh lemon balm leaves. The aroma is an instant garden delight!

  2. In a bowl, whisk together the freshly picked and chopped lemon balm leaves, 1/4 cup of extra-virgin olive oil, 2 tablespoons of fresh lemon juice, 1 teaspoon of honey (or maple syrup), and the minced garlic. Mix until all the flavors harmonize beautifully.

  3. Season your dressing with a pinch of salt and a dash of freshly ground black pepper. Taste and adjust the seasoning to your liking. A little zestiness can be just perfect!

  4. Transfer your Lemon Balm Dressing to a jar with a lid. Store it in the refrigerator for up to one week or serve it immediately over your favorite salads.


There you have it, our Fresh Lemon Balm Dressing—a burst of citrusy charm infused with the freshly picked lemon balm from your Loop. Whether drizzled over a garden-fresh salad or used as a delightful dip, this dressing is a celebration of homegrown goodness. Enjoy every moment, and let your Loop's natural flavors shine on your plate!


Feel the satisfaction of using your homegrown ingredients to create this zesty dressing. Enjoy, and let the freshness of your Loop inspire your culinary adventures! Written by Gülsüm Elmas

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