Sesame Lemon Vinaigrette

I eat salad about 8 days a week. All kinds. All the time. Everything from elaborate artisan salads that feature the latest trendy ingredients (right now, that’s probably beets) to big salads à la Elaine to side salads with whatever I’ve got in the fridge. Salads are so versatile, healthy and best of all, delicious.

Typically when I’m throwing together a quick salad on a weeknight I use my go to dressing: Nora’s Dijon Balsamic Vinaigrette. It’s easy, delicious and never gets old. But lately I’ve started to mix it up a bit and begun play around with different dressings.

Most dressings have the following types of ingredients: an oil, a vinegar, some spices and something to add that last punch of flavour or substance, like honey, mustard or peanut butter. Since I usually have all of that stuff in the house, trying a new dressing every day should be easy.

Recently, our friend Saskia came over to dinner and brought a salad, and the dressing she brought was to die for. It was just what I was looking for. It was fresh, light and very tasty. I’ve adapted it a bit for my taste, but the basics are still there.

Sesame Lemon Vinaigrette
2 tbsp sesame oil
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
1 tbsp red wine vinegar
1/2  juiced lemon
1 tbsp nutritional yeast  
1 tbsp Dijon mustard
Coarse sea salt and cracked pepper to taste

Combine all of the ingredients in a small jar, shake well, and serve with your favourite go-to salad. I may or may not have licked the bowl.

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