Homemade Olive Oil & Lemon Dressing (Ladolemono)

I love salad dressings, they always gives your food and tastebuds a special surprise.  🙂  This is a very old salad dressing recipe which I have made quite often.  What makes this dressing even stronger is that once all the ingredients are combined it needs to be set aside for about a week.  Once opened the dressing becomes a wonderful explosion of taste, the combination of Cinnamon, Lemon and Coriander packed in a jar with Olive Oil.  🙂

This dressing is not only used for salads, but can transform into a delicious baste for  poultry, meats and fish while grilling or oven baking.  I use it on salads and I also use it to marinade chicken overnight…:)



  • 4 Lemons
  • 5 tablespoons of Cooking Salt
  • 2 Cinnamon sticks
  • 1 teaspoon of Sweet Paprika Powder
  • 1 tablespoon of Coriander
  • 1 Large Jar


  1. Boil lemons in water for 15 minutes…drain water and set aside to cool.
  2. With a fork or knife make deep holes into the lemons.
  3. Add all the ingredients into a large jar and set aside in a cool place for a week. You can then enjoy a wonderful salad dressing. 🙂

Comments (9)

  • deedee 2 years ago Reply
    This is a little like a preserved lemon dressing-do you have preserved lemons in Greece? It looks really interesting, cinnamon and lemon? I never would have thought of that one Sophie! Thanks for sharing :)
    foodzesty 2 years ago Reply
    Hi Dee dee :) No preserved lemons, just used plain old fresh lemons to make this dressing. :)
  • chefkreso 2 years ago Reply
    Such a simple and refreshing dressing!
    foodzesty 2 years ago Reply
    Thank you 😊
  • jyo 2 years ago Reply
    Such an amazing dressing...very simple but STUNNER !!
    foodzesty 2 years ago Reply
    Thank you Jyo :)
  • Great dressing, Sophie! I am definitely going to try it as well. I love it :-) <3
    foodzesty 2 years ago Reply
    :) Thanks!!!!
  • RhapsodyBoheme 2 years ago Reply
    I love olive oil on my salads and this is an added twist. 💙

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