Lemon Cumin Vinaigrette

Several weeks ago I had a salad for lunch at a new restaurant that opened up in my town. Ever since then I have been trying to recreate their salad dressing.

Well, not exactly. Theirs was so good that it couldn’t possibly be good for me. It is not something that I would dump on a “healthy” salad every day.

My goal was to come up with something very tasty with many of the same flavors as the original dressing that was also low-ish calorie. I finally came up with a winning combination!

Since Chris is just as happy eating frozen dinners as my “real food” was working late I decided to have a big salad for dinner topped with this dressing.


  • 4 tsp lemon juice
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp cumin
  •  1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
  • salt to taste

Servings ~ 1
Calories ~ 80, Fat ~ 9 g, Carbohydrates ~ 1 g, Protein ~ 0 g

  1. shelby said:

    That sounds like a really great dressing combo! I am always looking for alternatives to my standard balsamic-and-olive-oil.

  2. Stephanie said:

    I will definitely give this one a try. I love cumin. and these are ingredients I always have on hand.

  3. Brit said:

    It would be even better with honey in it, but I think I need to reserve that combo for special occasions!

  4. I love cumin! This sounds excellent! Thanks for the recipe…and nutrition stats!

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