Capers are like the vegetarian’s bacon. Like olives, they punch salt into any dish they are added to — perfect for a simple green salad. Though I like having them retain some texture you will get the best results for this lemon caper dressing recipe if you can at least partially liquify the capers. All the better to slink down the spine of every leaf and bring that lovely pickled flavour to your salad.
[print_this]Lemon Caper Salad Dressing Recipe:
(makes ~1/3 cup)
2 tsp capers
1 lemon juiced
2 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp Dijon mustard
a pinch of freshly ground pepper
In a small food processor combine all ingredients and pulse until capers are no longer whole. Taste and adjust pepper as necessary. The capers are likely to give you plenty of salt.
This dressing is great on a simple salad as it really bumps up the flavour.[/print_this]