Everyday vinaigrette (five variations)
Makes 90 mL (6 tbsp)
- 25 mL (2 tbsp) olive or canola oil
- 25 mL (2 tbsp) fresh lemon juice, rice vinegar, apple cider vinegar or balsamic vinegar
- 25 mL (2 tbsp) water
- 1 small clove garlic, minced
- 5 mL (1 tsp) Dijon mustard
- Pinch each salt and freshly ground pepper
- In small measuring cup or bowl, or jar with screw top, combine oil, lemon juice, water, garlic, mustard, salt and pepper
- Mix well.
Add one of the following to the dressing:
- 5 mL (1 tsp) sesame oil
- 1 mL (1∕4 tsp) ground cumin
- 15 mL (1 tbsp) freshly grated Parmesan cheese
Add 25 mL (2 tbsp) chopped fresh herbs (basil, dill or parsley or a combination).
Poppy Seed Dressing
Omit mustard and garlic. Add 15 mL (1 tbsp) poppy seeds and 5 mL (1 tsp) granulated sugar.
Use 15 mL (1 tbsp) each of canola oil and sesame oil; add 5 mL (1 tsp) finely minced gingerroot. Omit mustard. Note: This vinaigrette has half the fat of a traditional vinaigrette. However, if you are wanting a really low-fat dressing, add 2 to 3 tbsp (25 to 50 mL) water to this Vinaigrette.
Nutrition information per serving
(15 mL/1 tbsp)
- Calories: 43 calories
- Protein: 0 g
- Total fat: 5 g
- Saturated fat: 1 g
- Cholesterol: 0 mg
- Carbohydrate: 1 g
- Fibre: 0 g
- Sodium: 21 mg
- Potassium: 9 mg
From Anne Lindsay’s Lighthearted at Home ©2010.
Posted: July 2010