Grilled Lemon Vinaigrette

Grilled Lemon Vinaigrette- Not So Perfect Life

I’m still here…

Sorry for neglecting the blog. Some new and exciting things are happening in my life and I can’t wait to tell you about it hopefully next week.

In the mean time I have been shedding some pounds eating salad with the best darn vinaigrette around. The recipe is actually based off of a recipe in Gwyneth Paltrow’s It’s All Good cookbook (yea, it has become a go-to staple in my house). It is the same vinaigrette that she uses to flavor the best salmon I’ve ever had. Seriously grilled lemon? Who knew.

Smokey, tart, sweet…

Grilled Lemon Vinaigrette- Not So Perfect Life

Grilled Lemon Vinaigrette- Not So Perfect Life

Mixed with a touch of creamy olive oil, a hint of champagne vinegar blended with a touch of parsley and basil. So fresh, clean and crisp, it will make you want salad for every meal, besides breakfast for that you definitely need my Vanilla Bean Scones!

Grilled Lemon Vinagrette

Yield: 2-3 Servings

Grilled Lemon Vinagrette


  • 2 Lemons
  • 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 1 Teaspoon Champagne Vinegar
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Chives
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Parsley


  1. Heat non stick pan on high heat. Spray pan with canola oil spray.
  2. Slice lemons in half and place pulp side down into the skillet. Grill for 5 minutes.
  3. Juice lemons once they have cooled a bit.
  4. Stir in the rest of the ingredients and serve.

Grilled Lemon Vinaigrette- Not So Perfect Life

Grilled Lemon Vinaigrette- Not So Perfect Life

Grilled Lemon Vinaigrette- Not So Perfect Life

I can not wait to eat this salad for lunch:)

So I briefly mentioned it but yes I am finally on track loosing those holiday pounds I carried all summer. Fingers crossed I can keep this up!

What are you having for lunch these days?

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13 Responses to Grilled Lemon Vinaigrette

  1. Can’t wait to hear your news! And congrats on losing those holiday pounds! This dressing looks great and I will definitely be trying it. Hmm yesterday for lunch I had a salad which I put inside a wrap. Today looks like overnight oats and spinach salad – strange combination but I just grabbed everything running out the door this morning!
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  2. Mmm that looks super yummy! I love putting lemon juice and olive oil on salads and this steps it up a notch!
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  3. these look amazing! I love grilled fruit. I also low GP’s new cookbook :)
    Davida @ The Healthy Maven recently posted…Salted Caramel Apple Crumb BarsMy Profile

  4. Ok, how have I missed this vinaigrette recipe in Gwyneth’s cookbook? I’m going to have to try it as I’m always looking for new homemade dressings. I might even try this vinaigrette massaged into some kale, surprise, surprise :)
    Ok, I can’t wait to hear your good news! xoxo, Jackie
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  5. Katie says:

    Yum! Sounds delish!
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  6. Grilled lemon sounds really interesting. Next time we grill out, I’ll have my husband throw some lemons on the grill and try this out. I’ve been wanting to look into getting Gwyneth’s cookbook. I’ve heard very good things about it.
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  7. Oh, my word. I’m a lemon lover, but have never, ever had a grilled lemon.

    “Extra lemons” are now on the shopping list, and this will be tried, STAT. Thank you!
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  8. This lemon vinaigrette sounds so fresh and amazing! I definitely need to give this a try!
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