For a variation on lemon Parmesan dressing, add fresh basil leaves to the mixture in your blender. You will be rewarded with a beautiful light green fresh tasting dressing that in our kitchen is referred to as “Italian Goddess” dressing. With or without the basil, this lemon Parmesan dressing is wonderful on green salads, this summer’s grilled vegetables, any pasta salad, and on small new
potatoes for an Italian take on potato salad.
Wash the lemon (if possible, use an organic lemon for this recipe). With a zester, remove the peel without the white pith. Juice the lemon, then add the juice and zest to your bowl or blender
To the juice and zest, add the olive oil, seasonings and Parmigiano Reggiano. Blend the dressing until smooth.
For Italian Goddess dressing, add the basil with the other ingredients in the blender. If you do not have a blender, chop the basil
very fine before adding it to the dressing.