Limoncello Vinaigrette

I seem to be on a roll using Limoncello in recipes – I guess you can tell I just love it. This vinaigrette is a perfect combination of sweet (Limoncello), tart (lemon juice and zest) and fiery (red pepper flakes). This recipe from Genius Kitchen would also be delicious with seafood.

I served this fresh salad with Capellini with Fresh Tomato Sauce using some of Michigan’s last tomatoes. We have had a beautiful, long summer and still have not had a frost and it is October 10th!

As there are 3 lemon ingredients you need to make this to taste.Β  The original recipe is below – personally I loved it!

Limoncello Vinaigrette

  • 1/4 cup limoncello
  • 2 tsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tsp. lemon zest, grated
  • 1-1/2 tsp. Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 tsp. ground red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • salt (optional/to taste)

Combine the first five ingredients together and slowly whisk in the oil. Season to taste with salt. This vinaigrette was very good over a very simple butter lettuce salad with radishes and green onions.

Recipe by

Linking to Fiesta Friday and this weeks two co-hostsΒ Suzanne @ apuginthekitchen and Ginger @ Ginger and Bread

20 thoughts on “Limoncello Vinaigrette

  1. My first exposure to Limoncello was in Cinque Terre, Italy – I swooned when I took the first sip. Ever since then, I’ve been a fan. What a great idea to use it in a vinaigrette, I can only imagine the flavors. I posted a limoncello cheesecake on the blog the one time, you’ve reminded me to bring out the bottle again πŸ™‚


    • Thanks Loretta – We spent 3 weeks in Italy and I never tried Limoncello. You can bet I would now… It is delicious in so many ways. That’s funny I will have to check out your cheesecake (I don’t remember it) as I will be posting one in a few days. It may be one of my favorite desserts πŸ™‚


    • Thanks so much Suzanne – with my teaching/librarian background I love to read and learn. I am not so much the internet “person” but I love my cookbooks/magazines. Limoncello is a deliciously sweet liqueur which adds so much to recipes – I do love it!

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