Lemon Sage Dressing

Lemon Sage Dressing

LivFarms’ Lemon Sage Dressing is an aromatic and vibrant dressing that perfectly captures the essence of fresh garden herbs. With a base of zesty lemon juice and a heart of fragrant fresh sage, this dressing offers alively citrus note complemented by the warm, slightly peppery flavor of sage. The inclusion of minced garlic adds a pungent depth, while the Dijon mustard introduces a subtle tanginess and complexity, enhancing the overall taste profile. The dressing's bright and refreshing qualities make it an ideal companion for LivFarms’ Red Leaf lettuce, whose delicate texture and slight bitterness will be beautifully offset by the dressing's robust flavors. To fully embrace the dressing's herbal and citrus character, consider adding elements like thinly sliced pear for sweetness, roasted pumpkin seeds for crunch, and shavings of Parmesan cheese for a salty, flavor counterbalance. This LivFarms’ Lemon Sage Dressing will elevate your salad, making it a sophisticated and flavorful dish that's perfect for any occasion.


  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoons fresh sage chopped
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • In a bowl, combine 2 tablespoons each of fresh lemon juice and olive oil.
  • Add 1 tablespoon of chopped fresh sage to the bowl.
  • Peel and mince 1 clove of garlic, then incorporate it into the dressing.
  • Incorporate 1 teaspoon of Dijon mustard into the Lemon Sage Dressing.
  • Season the dressing with salt and pepper to taste. Begin with a pinch of salt and a dash of pepper, adjusting according to your preference.
  • Whisk the ingredients together until the dressing is well blended.
  • Taste the dressing and adjust the seasoning if necessary.
  • Transfer the dressing to a sealed container.
  • Allow the dressing to sit at room temperature for a short while or refrigerate for later use.
  • Shake or stir well before drizzling over salads for a unique and savory dressing.


Sage, known scientifically as Salvia officinalis, is a herb with a robust flavor profile.
It possesses a slightly peppery taste with hints of mint, eucalyptus, and lemon.  This
 earthy and aromatic quality of sage makes it an excellent complement to the zesty 
lemon juice and the rich olive oil in the dressing. When using sage in this dressing,
it's best to chop it finely to fully release its essential oils and distribute its flavor 
uniformly. The herb's intensity is well-balanced by the acidity of the lemon and the 
smoothness of the olive oil, making it an ideal ingredient for a salad dressing that's
both flavorful and aromatic.
Nutritionally, sage is a powerhouse of vitamins and minerals. It contains significant 
amounts of vitamin K, which is essential for blood clotting and bone health. 
Additionally, it provides smaller amounts of vitamins B6, C, and E, along with 
minerals like calcium, iron, magnesium, and manganese. These nutrients contribute 
to overall health and well-being in various ways, from supporting immune function
to aiding in the formation of red blood cells.
In terms of health benefits, sage has a long history of medicinal use. It is known for 
its antioxidant properties, due to compounds like flavonoids and phenolic acids, 
which help in combating oxidative stress and reducing the risk of chronic diseases. 
Sage has also been studied for its potential cognitive-enhancing effects. Some 
research suggests that it may improve memory and brain function, which is 
attributed to compounds like rosmarinic acid. Furthermore, sage has antimicrobial 
properties, making it beneficial in fighting bacterial and fungal infections. It's also 
traditionally used to help with digestive problems, reducing symptoms like bloating 
and flatulence. Lastly, sage's anti-inflammatory properties can be beneficial for
 those with inflammatory conditions.

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