Lemon Basil Bacon Fat Vinaigrette

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Tangy lemon and fresh basil mingle together with bacon fat to make a surprisingly light dressing perfect for Frisee Salad with Eggs and Bacon or any other application. No bacon fat? Substitute olive oil instead.
Lemon Basil Vinaigrette | stupideasypaleo.com

Makes: 1/4 cup

Ingredients for Lemon Basil Vinaigrette 

  • Juice + zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 teaspoon brown mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 3 Tablespoons melted bacon fat (or olive oil)
  • 2 Tablespoons basil, chopped or cut as chiffonade

Lemon Basil Vinaigrette | stupideasypaleo.com

Directions for Lemon Basil Vinaigrette 

  1. Place the lemon juice and zest, brown mustard, salt and pepper in a medium-sized bowl. Whisk to combine.
  2. Slowly drizzle in the melted bacon fat (or olive oil) while continuously mixing to emulsify the fat.
  3. Stir in the fresh basil.

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6 thoughts on “Lemon Basil Bacon Fat Vinaigrette

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  2. Leah

    Just made this for lunch… YUMMY! I poached the eggs rather than frying them, and I didn’t have fresh basil (husband forgot at the grocery store) so I put in a teaspoon of some pesto I had on hand.
    For the dressing I used 2 tablespoons of the bacon grease and one tablespoon EVOO. I had a large lemon, so I think it was heavy on the lemon juice (which I will reduce next time).
    Overall- my meal was WAY better than I expected it to be! delicious!!

    1. Steph Post author

      That’s such a creative substitute, Leah! Love it! Admittedly, I didn’t measure my lemon juice so it may have been a little low on the juice side of things (plus I tend to like sour things). That’s so good to hear…I appreciate that you took the time to write in :)

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