Lemon Ginger Salad Dressing

This lemon ginger salad dressing has a flavor profile that is both refreshing and spicy.  And, it’s a light way to season a cold salad on a warm day.  Add some honey to balance a naturally bitter taste.  But, have no fear, Hildegard of Bingen was a big proponent of the health benefits related to bitter tasting foods and bitters.

Lemon Ginger Salad Dressing

Ginger ranks among Hildegard’s favorite healing spices; she recommended it for it’s warming effect on bodily humors and balance.  Lemons are high among the list of known bitter foods that Hildegard would have promoted for improved digestion, reduced appetite, and detoxification.  Hildegard included lemon variations in her fasting guidelines.


  • Lemons
  • Ginger
  • Honey / Agave
  • Olive oil


Mix lemon juice, honey and fresh grated ginger into a bowl and season with salt and pepper.  Add some olive or sunflower oil to improve consistency.

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