I just came back from my Easter vacation at the Red Sea just to find this horrible heat!!

What’s this guys?!! We are officially boiling :(

One of my worst nightmares is spending hours in the kitchen in such weather! I just can’t stand being cooked myself in front of the stove hahaha

Here comes my series of “quick solutions” to save us from getting a kitchen tan!

This All Purpose Dressing is my “go to” option when I want to serve my family tasty healthy food in NO TIME!!

It literally works with all kinds of food; chicken/beef/shrimp marinade, salad vinaigrette, roasted/steamed veggie dressing … Anything you name it! I sometimes add it to pasta salad or drizzle it over a nice baked potato!

One dressing & all your food is ready!

It is super delicious, super quick & super “goes with anything”!


  • Servings: 3/4 cup
  • Difficulty: easy
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  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • juice of 2 lemons
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp mustard
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp cumin
  • 2 tsp dried oregano or thyme
  • salt & pepper


  • In a jar, combine all the ingredients & whisk until combined or close the jar with the lid & shake until all ingredients are combined.
  • For grilled chicken/beef/shrimps: Brush the chicken/beef/shrimps with the marinade & grill or sear in a pan over high heat until cooked through. While cooking, brush the chicken/beef/shrimp with the marinade once or twice!
  • For green salad: Prepare your salad & toss it with the vinaigrette just before serving.
  • For pasta or potato salad: Prepare your salad, toss it with the vinaigrette & refrigerate for a couple of hours for the tastes to blend together.
  • For roasted vegetables: Cut your vegetables into medium size pieces, toss with the dressing to coat well & roast in a 200 C oven for about 20-40 minutes (depending on the kind of veggie), turning them once or twice during baking to make sure they don’t burn from one side.
  • Other Applications: Drizzle it over mashed/baked potato – drizzle it over foul (fava beans) – drizzle it over feta cheese with tomato.


  1. The dressing can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week; just shake it or whisk it before using.
  2. This recipe can be halved or doubled.

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