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RecipeBalsamic Vinaigrette

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Nutrition Facts
Amount per Serving
  • Calories: 55
  • Protein: 0g
  • Total Fat: 5g
    • Saturated Fat: 0.5g
    • Unsaturated Fat: 4.5g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
  • Total Carbohydrate: 3g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0g
  • Total Sugar: 1g
    • Natural Sugar: 0g
    • Added Sugar: 1g
  • Sodium: 40mg
Take Note

Vegetarian

This recipe comes straight from my newest book, From Junk Food to Joy Food. Check it out here.

Store-bought salad dressings are typically loaded with calories, fat and salt. Take balsamic vinaigrette, which can have up to 145 calories and more than 300 milligrams of sodium in a measly 2-tablespoon serving.

Luckily, it’s easy to make your own low-cal dressing with ingredients you probably already have in your kitchen. The health payoff is definitely worth a bit of extra effort.

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This recipe makes 8 Servings
Ingredients:
  • ½ cup balsamic vinegar (choose a good-quality, aged vinegar if possible)
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard*
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
Preparation:

Combine all the ingredients plus ¼ cup water in a jar or container with a screw-on lid. Screw on the lid and shake the container vigorously until everything is well combined.

Note: You can store this dressing in the refrigerator in the same container you prepped it in. Just shake the container vigorously before each use to mix the ingredients.

*Note: For celiac disease, check label on mustard to ensure it’s gluten-free.