3-ingredient Salad Dressing

3-ingredient salad dressing
3-ingredient salad dressing

If you’re a fan of bagged salads, you’ve probably come across the Costco Cruciferous Mix. It’s a generous bag filled with broccoli, cabbage, brussels sprouts, kale, chicory, dried cranberries, roasted pumpkin seeds, and a poppyseed dressing[^1^]. But what if you prefer a less sweet dressing or want to skip the craisins? That’s where this 3-ingredient Lemon Garlic Dressing comes in!

A Homemade Alternative

At Takeout Food, we believe in the joy of homemade creations. This simple dressing recipe is an easy way to personalize your salad and elevate its flavors. With just three ingredients, you can whip up a tangy and refreshing dressing that complements the fresh greens perfectly.


You will need:

  • 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil (EVOO)
  • Juice of 1 lemon (approx. 2-3 tbsp lemon juice)
  • 1 garlic clove (or 1 tsp minced garlic)

To make:

  1. Fill a mason jar with 1/3 cup EVOO.
  2. Drop the garlic clove or minced garlic into the EVOO.
  3. Juice your lemon (using a handy juicer like this one) and add it to the mason jar.
  4. Put a cap on the jar and shake vigorously to blend the ingredients.
  5. In a large bowl, pour the bagged salad greens and drizzle the dressing over the top.
  6. Mix the dressing into the salad thoroughly, using your hands to massage it into the rough greens like kale, broccoli, and brussels sprouts. The dressing helps soften and infuse the flavors into the veggies.
  7. Get creative and add your favorite toppings. Think goat cheese, pumpkin seeds, strawberries, chicken, or sprinkle some fresh Parmesan using a micrograter[^1^].

This refreshing Lemon Garlic Dressing adds a zingy kick to your salad, enhancing the natural flavors of the greens. Plus, it’s a great option for those who prefer a lighter, less sweet dressing. With just three easy steps, you can enjoy a homemade dressing that perfectly complements the Costco Cruciferous Mix.

Salad with Lemon Garlic Dressing


Q: How long does the Lemon Garlic Dressing last in the fridge?

A: The dressing can be stored in the fridge for up to 3 days, so you can enjoy your salad throughout the week[^1^].

Q: Can I customize the Lemon Garlic Dressing?

A: Absolutely! Feel free to experiment and add your favorite herbs, spices, or even a touch of sweetness like honey or maple syrup to suit your taste preferences[^1^].

At Takeout Food, we’re committed to celebrating the joy of food and empowering culinary enthusiasts like you to explore new flavors and techniques. Homemade dressings are a delightful way to personalize your meals and elevate your dining experience. So go ahead, unleash your creativity, and enjoy the freshness of this 3-ingredient Lemon Garlic Dressing!

*[EVOO]: Extra-virgin olive oil

[^1^]: Source: NTK Slaw Recipe

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