Lemon Sauce

Perfect on fish, chicken, or as dip or marinade.

The Backstory: Lemon sauce is one of the most versatile sauces there is. It can completely change a dish from something very basic, like broiled salmon, for example, to something with a lot of kick, zest, and freshness. It has a pick-me-up quality because of the brightness of the citrus, that many other sauces just don’t offer. Lemon sauce is also perfect for salads, dips, as a marinade, or used as a condiment on sandwiches, the same way you’d use honey mustard or tartar sauce. More of the Backstory after the recipe

Lemon Sauce

The fresh smell of the lemons and the other ingredients lets you know that you will savor this sauce.
Course Salad
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 4 servings


  • juice of 2 lemons
  • 3/4+ cup olive oil or vegetable oil
  • 1/2 tsp. Kosher salt
  • 1/8 tsp. blackpepper
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 1-2 tsps. fresh herbs of your choice optional


  1. Whisk the olive oil and lemon juice together in a medium bowl. Add the other ingredients and stir. Check the seasonings and adjust as necessary. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

…The Backstory continues: Because it pairs well with so many foods. once you master it, (which will take all of about three minutes) you’ll probably find yourself finding excuses to start using it more often. You can also enhance it with different herbs such as basil, rosemary, tarragon or dill–whatever you choose or happen to have on hand. It’s light, refreshing, and zesty.

This sauce stores beautifully in the fridge for about three days.


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Myrna Turek

Myrna Turek

I'm a domestic goddess who got my 'PhD' in Home Ec in the early 1960s. I was married for 52 years and have six grandchildren. If it were up to me, everything would be fried. Including chocolate.
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