This charred lemon-garlic vinaigrette picks up a pleasant smoky flavor from the grill. The garlic cooks just enough to mellow its flavor, and maple syrup balances the acidity nicely., June 2022


Credit: Jacob Fox

Recipe Summary

15 mins
15 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat grill to medium.

  • Place garlic cloves on a small piece of foil. Place on the grill along with the lemon halves (cut-side down). Grill until the lemon has distinct grill marks and the garlic has softened, 4 to 6 minutes.

  • When cool enough to handle, juice the lemon. Remove and discard the garlic skins and finely chop the garlic. Place the lemon juice and the chopped garlic in a jar with a tight-fitting lid. Add oil, basil, maple syrup, pepper and salt. Cover and shake well to combine.

To make ahead

Refrigerate for up to 3 days.

Nutrition Facts

1 Tbsp.
70 calories; carbohydrates 2g; sugars 1g; added sugar 1g; fat 7g; saturated fat 1g; mono fat 5g; poly fat 1g; vitamin a iu 36IU; vitamin c 3mg; vitamin e iu 1IU; folate 2mg; vitamin k 3mg; sodium 73mg; calcium 5mg; magnesium 2mg; phosphorus 2mg; potassium 17mg; omega 6 fatty acid 1g.