MAKES ½ cup (120 ml)

PREP TIME: 2 minutes

COOK TIME: —

I’m always trying to come up with unique uses for bacon grease, and this dressing is one of my favorites! It’s a great way to use up leftover grease and boost your overall fat intake. Be forewarned, though, that this doesn’t act like your everyday dressing. Bacon grease is so saturated that it hardens when it touches cold things. That’s why this dressing is best on warm foods like roasted vegetables, warmed kale salad, or a pile of cooked meats and veggies.

If you don’t have the amount of bacon grease needed for this recipe, you’ll need to cook about 9 ounces (255 g) of bacon to get ⅓ cup (80 ml) of grease.

⅓ cup (80 ml) melted bacon grease

3 tablespoons lemon juice

¼ teaspoon finely ground sea salt

¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

  1. Place all the ingredients in a 7-ounce (210-ml) or larger airtight container. Cover and shake until incorporated.
  2. Before serving, set the container on the counter for a couple of hours to soften, then give the container a little shake and enjoy.

STORE IT: Keep in the fridge for up to 5 days or in the freezer for up to 1 month.

THAW IT: Set in the fridge to thaw completely before using.

make it AIP:

Omit the black pepper.

Per tablespoon:

calories: 79 | calories from fat: 77 | total fat: 8.6 g | saturated fat: 3.4 g | cholesterol: 8 mg

sodium: 60 mg | carbs: 0.2 g | dietary fiber: 0 g | net carbs: 0.2 g | sugars: 0.1 g | protein: 0.1 g

FAT : 99%
CARBS : 1%
PROTEIN : 0%