Tangy Dijon Vinaigrette

Hey mamas!!! I know its been waaay too long since my last blog post, so here's a little re-cap as to what the heck has been going on. Plus, of course a recipe!!! I know you come here for the recipes, so I promise, this is a yummy one - you will want to make over and over again all summer:)

The month of June was basically a whirlwind of activity - chaperoning field trips, end of year school parties, and our family was gearing up to close and move into our new vacation home in New Hampshire. We arrived 2 days after school ended and seriously, pinch me - I never want to leave.

For those of you who don't know me, this has been a dream of ours for many years. Even in high school, my hub would talk about how he wanted a home on a lake and the mountains "when we grow up". LOL - we are nearing 40, so I guess we are all grown up and the dream became a reality!

We have water - idyllic crystal clear, water - the lake is gorgeous, quiet, private and so peaceful. Exactly what we wanted.

The mountain is a quick drive away - hiking in the summer, skiing and snowboarding in the winter!

Jade and I spend most afternoons doing THIS ^^^

The boys spend most of their day in the water - swimming, kayaking, and today we bought a stand-up paddle board. Everyone loves the SUPB - an awesome workout. I already practiced some yoga inversions. Soooo hard, but I'm up for the challenge!

So, basically we are living in our bathing suits, I haven't put on makeup or blow-dried my hair in almost 2 weeks and couldn't be happier!

If you follow me on Facebook then you know we've had our share of excitement + some scary moments and I promise I will share a bit more of that now that I'm back in the blogging groove. Honestly, the best part of being my own boss - I can work from anywhere, set my own business hours, and since my clients and coaches take priority, the blog had to take a back seat while we moved in and got adjusted to lake life. Ok, enough about me - now take a look at this lick-the-plate-worthy recipe!

This vinaigrette came with my latest Blue Apron delivery - I accidentally forgot to cancel my order (oops!), but luckily the hub was able to bring it up to me at the lake and oh, I'm so glad I didn't cancel. Don't get me wrong - I have made many, the dijon dressings in my day - but this one is just perfect.

The Blue Apron recipes included BBQ rub salmon (soooo delicious!), gourmet potato salad, and the green beans with dijon vinaigrette. You could literally use this dressing for anything - I plan to drizzling on fresh garden tomatoes, and it would also be an amazing marinade for steak. Tangy, bright, fresh, and full of flavor - exactly what your summer menu needs.

Tangy Dijon Vinaigrette

3 Tablespoons Dijon mustard
2 garlic cloves, crushed
2 tablespoons shallots, finely minced
juice of one lemon (please, please only use fresh lemon here)
2 tablespoons olive oil
salt and pepper to taste

1. Squeeze juice from the lemon into a small bowl, then add garlic and shallots. Allow to rest for 5-10 minutes.
2. Add mustard and stir well to combine.
3. Drizzle in olive oil and mix well, until evenly combined.
4. Season with salt and pepper.

Refrigerate up to 3 days or use immediately. Drizzle on warm or cold salads, or veggies - toss well to combine and try not to actually lick the plate when you are done;)

Recipe adapted from Blue Apron

Thank you so much for reading my mini-novel here - I promise, I'm getting back in the swing of things and with Farmer's Market season here in New England, you can expect lots of new recipes!

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