Lemon Dressing

This is quick to shake together and really lovely on salads or fish or meat…. I use it a lot!


3 parts olive oil
1 part white wine vinegar
Juice of a lemon
Some lemon zest
Salt and pepper to taste


  • Pour it all into a jar – add seasoning – shake! It will go lovely and creamy as olive oil blends with lemon
  • Will keep a week in the fridge

Warm lemon roasted vegetable salad

My husband inspired this recipe as he always roasts peppers and marinades them in lemon juice – the Sicilian way. This works just as well and to my surprise the children adored it!

Almost any vegetable will work with this however I like to use these as they become soft while still retaining a bit of bite!
1 aubergine
1 courgette
1 yellow pepper
1 red pepper
Good glug of olive oil
Small splash of balsamic vinegar
Juice of 1 lemon
A bit more olive oil
  • Preheat the oven to 220C
  • Wash and slice your vegetables – not too thin or they will burn but not too thick as they will not cook! About 5mm slices work well.
  • Place the vegetables in a bowl, throw in the oil and balsamic vinegar and toss till coated. They should only be lightly coated – not swimming in oil!
  • Place them on a baking parchment on a baking sheet and cook them for about 30 minutes or until soft and coloured (can be quite dark in places but not burnt)
  • Remove from oven and return to bowl – add lemon juice, a bit more olive oil and salt and pepper to taste. Toss and leave until you are ready to eat.
  • This is really lovely as a starter or served with red meat or fish.