What are some healthy recipes including lemon vinaigrette?


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Martha Stewart's Brussels sprouts with warm lemon vinaigrette and mesclun with lemon vinaigrette are two healthy recipes using lemon vinaigrette. The mesclun recipe uses mustard for a tangier vinaigrette, while the Brussels sprouts are topped with a mustard-free vinaigrette, made with only lemon juice, lemon zest and olive oil.

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To make Brussels sprouts with warm lemon vinaigrette, cook 20 ounces of quartered Brussels sprouts over high heat for four minutes. Add 1 teaspoon of coarse salt, a pinch of freshly ground pepper and 2 small peeled and sliced shallots, and cook for 30 seconds. Add 1/2 cup of water, cover, and cook over medium-high heat for four minutes. Add 2 tablespoons of freshly squeezed lemon juice, and drizzle with olive oil. Stir to combine, transfer to a platter, and top with lemon zest before serving.

The mesclun recipe uses 1 pound of the tender greens, topped with a simple vinaigrette. Whisk together 1/2 teaspoon of finely grated lemon zest, 2 tablespoons of fresh lemon juice, 1 tablespoon of white wine vinegar, 2 teaspoons of Dijon mustard and 3 tablespoons of olive oil in a large bowl until thickened. Season with coarse ground salt and pepper, add the mesclun, and toss to coat. Season with more salt and pepper before serving.

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