Lemon Caper Salad Dressing Recipe

by katerina on June 11, 2010

Salad with Caper Salad Dressing

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]

{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

Peter June 11, 2010 at 8:23 am

I love capers as a condiment and component of a dressing. You rocked this one.


Wendy (The Local Cook) June 11, 2010 at 9:26 am

This is perfect! I have a ton of capers in the frig and I jut got a ton of lettuce from my CSA pickup. Thanks!


Kalynskitchen June 11, 2010 at 10:26 am

Looks great!


Joanne June 11, 2010 at 11:39 am

Even being a non-vegetarian, I think capers are WAY BETTER than bacon! Awesome dressing. I wouldn’t have thought to puree the capers!


Karyn June 11, 2010 at 11:44 am

hmm i think i’ve had capers only a handful of times. they definitely need to make a comeback in my life, especially as a salt lover


nina June 11, 2010 at 10:49 pm

Even in winter that salad looks amazing….can always add new dressing recipes to my repertoir!


Natalie (The Sweets Life) June 14, 2010 at 10:50 am

I recently discovered that I LOVE capers…this dressing would be right up my alley!


sarah@spinach and spice January 15, 2012 at 10:24 am

I was looking for a light dressing for tonight’s salad (with Chicken Cordon Bleu) and this fits the bill perfectly! Thanks for the recipe!


katerina January 15, 2012 at 12:44 pm

I hope it goes well! Thanks Sarah


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