Greek Olive Oil and Lemon Sauce - Ladolemono Dressing
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Greek Olive Oil and Lemon Sauce – Ladolemono Dressing

Greek Olive Oil and Lemon Sauce or Ladolemono Dressing is the ultimate condiment for a tangy taste mixed with delicious flavors from olive oil, garlic, and oregano. The perfect salad dressing, one of the best marinades for fish, and great on chicken and vegetables. 

You cannot go wrong with this sauce or dressing for your favorite dishes.  Greek Olive Oil and Lemon Sauce or Ladolemono Dressing is the easiest sauce to make when you run out of ideas or want to stay away from storebought sauces or marinades. 

Greek Olive Oil and Lemon Sauce - Ladolemono Dressing
Greek Olive Oil and Lemon Sauce – Ladolemono Dressing

What is Ladolemono

The first time I heard the word Ladolemono it sparked my curiosity. I wanted to know more about it. Ladolemono is a basic sauce widely used in Greek cuisine. One of the main ingredients in this dressing or sauce or marinade is olive oil. You must have good olive oil for this recipe to be a success.

The second crucial ingredient is fresh lemon juice. It is best not to use bottled, jarred, or canned juice. Fresh lemon juice is a must for this sauce. Garlic, oregano salt, and pepper are the remaining must-have ingredients.

The ingredients needed for the recipe

  • Fresh Lemon Juice: always fresh and not substitution. If you substitute this ingredient, the taste will not be the same as bottled lemon juice tends to have an aftertaste.
  • Dried Oregano: a popular Greek Herb, this herb is super in chicken and pork. It also has anti-inflammatory properties and contains other essential health benefits. Dried oregano is more potent than fresh oregano.
  • Garlic Clove: fresh garlic cloves are preferred. If you use ground garlic or powdered garlic, the taste will not be the same again. And, there will be some residue left at the bottom of the bowl that hasn’t melted or has not missed well with the liquids.
  • Kosher Salt is the best type of salt to use for this recipe. I have used Himalayan salt and sea salt. I would use sea salt over Himalayan salt in this recipe. This is a preferred choice.
  • Ground Black Pepper: freshly ground black pepper is better
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil: it is time to invest in some good extra virgin olive oil. I have used infused extra virgin olive oil such as blood orange and lemon. The sauce is amazingly delicious.
Greek Olive Oil and Lemon Sauce - Ladolemono Dressing

How to make the recipe.

This recipe is simple to make. You will need a bowl, a whisk, and a mason jar to store the sauce. You can also use a spoon or a fork to combine the ingredients, but I find that a whisk works much better when combining olive oil and other ingredients.

  1. First, put the fresh lemon juice, dried oregano, minced garlic, salt, and pepper in a bowl, and using a whisk, combine all the ingredients together.
  2. While whisking vigorously, slowly drizzle in the extra virgin olive oil and continue to whisk until you have a smooth mixture and all the ingredients are well combined.
Greek Olive Oil and Lemon Sauce - Ladolemono Dressing
Greek Olive Oil and Lemon Sauce – Ladolemono Dressing

Notes and Tips

  • Store this homemade and delicious sauce in the fridge in a tight-lid mason jar for up to 2 weeks. The olive oil and lemon will separate while in the refrigerator. Just whisk the mixture again or give the dressing a gentle shake.
  • Use this lovely and wonderful sauce as a marinade or a salad dressing.
  • Always use fresh lemon juice to enjoy the flavors of this condiment.
  • This is a basic starter sauce or dressing. Feel free to add other ingredients or spices.
  • This sauce is perfect for grilled meat, poultry, seafood, and even vegetables.
Greek Olive Oil and Lemon Sauce – Ladolemono Dressing
Greek Olive Oil and Lemon Sauce - Ladolemono Dressing

Greek Olive Oil and Lemon Sauce – Ladolemono Dressing

Ladolemono Dressing is the ultimate condiment for a tangy taste mixed with delicious flavors
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Prep Time 10 mins
Course Condiment
Cuisine Greek
Calories 1468 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • ¼ cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1- 2 garlic cloves minced
  • ¾ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¾ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ¾ cup extra virgin olive oil

Instructions
 

  • First, put the fresh lemon juice, dried oregano, minced garlic, salt, and pepper in a bowl, and using a whisk, combine all the ingredients together.
  • While whisking vigorously, slowly drizzle in the extra virgin olive oil and continue to whisk until you have a smooth mixture and all the ingredients are well combined.
    Greek Olive Oil and Lemon Sauce - Ladolemono Dressing

Notes

  • Store this homemade and delicious sauce in the fridge in a tight-lid mason jar for up to 2 weeks. The olive oil and lemon will separate while in the refrigerator. Just whisk the mixture again or give the dressing a gentle shake.
  • Use this lovely and wonderful sauce as a marinade or a salad dressing.
  • Always use fresh lemon juice to enjoy the flavors of this condiment.
  • This is a basic starter sauce or dressing. Feel free to add other ingredients or spices.

Nutrition

Calories: 1468kcalCarbohydrates: 10gProtein: 1gFat: 162gSaturated Fat: 22gPolyunsaturated Fat: 17gMonounsaturated Fat: 118gSodium: 1750mgPotassium: 146mgFiber: 2gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 47IUVitamin C: 26mgCalcium: 61mgIron: 2mg

Please keep in mind that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on the products used.

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