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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 55.5
  • Total Fat: 4.0 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 88.8 mg
  • Total Carbs: 4.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.7 g
  • Protein: 1.5 g

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Tangy, Creamy Balsamic Vinaigrette

Submitted by: STEPFANIER
Tangy, Creamy Balsamic Vinaigrette

Introduction

This is my go-to dressing. I use it on everything from steamed veggies to salads and sandwiches. This is my go-to dressing. I use it on everything from steamed veggies to salads and sandwiches.
Number of Servings: 8

Ingredients

    1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
    1/4 cup tahini
    1 tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce
    3 cloves garlic
    1 teaspoon ground black pepper
    1/4 cup water
    handful fresh parsley or 1 sprig fresh rosemary, leaves only (optional)

Tips

This dressing is quite thick, especially after being refrigerated. Feel free to thin it with additional water.


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Directions

Place all ingredients in a blender or Magic Bullet and process until smooth. Add more water if needed to thin the dressing. Refrigerate for up to a week.

Serving Size: 8 servings, two tablespoons each






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  • Incredible!
    31 of 32 people found this review helpful
    For those concerned with salt, you might want to try Bragg's Liquid Aminos as a sub for the soy sauce. It is a natural soy alternative. It is a vegetable protien from soy beans. It tastes like soy without all the salt, only 160mg. We love it around here and can be used in any recipe. - 9/21/12

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  • 22 of 23 people found this review helpful
    According to Google, Tahini is a paste made of ground sesame seeds which is used in many Near and Far East recipes.
    - 4/8/12

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  • Bad
    9 of 14 people found this review helpful
    The dark brown color was not appetizing and it seemed heavy on the vinegar and garlic for my tastes. - 3/5/12

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  • 8 of 10 people found this review helpful
    I'll have to try this, thank you!
    To JANTO2, who states that Bragg's Liquid Aminos is better than soy sauce, if you compare it to light/low sodium soy sauce, you'll actually find that Bragg's is *very* high in sodium!!! Low sodium soy is the better alternative if you're concerned about your sodium! - 12/15/12

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  • Incredible!
    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
    This was GREAT on portabella sandwiches!
    They tasted just as good as restaurant sandwiches, at 1/2 to 1/3 the calories!

    Also, the fact that the dressing was thicker helped it stay "in the sandwich", rather than making a mess. - 7/17/12

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  • Very Good
    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    Yummy! I made this tonight and it was fantastic!! Looks kinda like dark chocolate milk but it was so good on my salad... Will take some to work tomorrow for a veggie snack! - 8/13/12

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  • 5 of 11 people found this review helpful
    I think I'll add a little bit of lemon juice for a little extra flavor! - 9/10/12

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  • O.K.
    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
    OK is the best way to describe it. We used it twice and threw the rest out. Way to strong of a vinegar taste for our taste buds. - 6/11/12

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  • Very Good
    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
    I tried this tonight on a salad with fresh spinach, romaine, strawberries, pineapple, cucumber, and onion. It was fantastic. The flavors combined very well. It would also be good with some feta and maybe pecans or almonds. Also, I had no tahini, but found a nice substitute through google. Thanks! - 4/7/12

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 11 people found this review helpful
    I luv this recipe, it sounds just perfect. - 9/21/12

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  • 3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    OMG! So good. I used a little less balsamic and put in a little rice vinegar instead. Did not have tahini on hand so I put raw sesame seeds in my Vitamix and also just a drop or so of toasted sesame oil. I also put about 2 TB of some spicy hummus that I had on hand. I can tell I will make this often - 1/10/13

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  • 3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    this is first experience with tahini and i find i do like the taste and testure of the mouth bite . enjoyed it all . - 11/4/12

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  • 3 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Sounds great! As another reader mentioned, I might add a little lemon, too. - 9/21/12

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  • 3 of 6 people found this review helpful
    What is Tahini? I've never heard of it befoe. - 4/3/12

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    For those commenting on the color, you can buy white balsamic vinegar. - 1/6/14

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  • Bad
    2 of 7 people found this review helpful
    Awful! Turned out like sludge. Brown-black sludge. Flavours are terribly unbalanced. - 4/3/13

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  • 2 of 8 people found this review helpful
    Just a question...why is the feature item for this recipe pictured in a little restaurant style paper cup? Is this a stock photo or one of the actual product? The recipe sounds very good and worth a try.. - 4/3/13

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  • Good
    2 of 6 people found this review helpful
    This sounds really yummy. I love balsamic vinegar and garlic and tahini. I get my tahini at Sprouts in the nut butter section. I, too, will try this without the soy sauce for the sodium reason. - 4/3/12

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    sounds yummy. i will have to try it this weekend and report back with a rating. I think I'll substitute with Braggs as well. - 4/19/13

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Very Good! - 4/19/13

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This only has 1 Tbl soy sauce in a cup of dressing, 89mg of sodium per 2 Tbl serving. Is that a worrisome amount? I wouldn't know; I don't track mine as it's not an issue for me. - 4/19/13

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I thought this recipe was great. I didn't use parsley in mine and thought it tasted really nice. It is quite strong so if you don't like strong flavours, it may not be for you. I, on the other hand, like really strong balsamics and such so I really liked it! - 4/6/13

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I made this and just had it on some roasted veggies..Great Taste.
    This doesn't taste at all salty to me. I'll be putting this on many foods. - 4/5/13

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  • O.K.
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Disappointed yet again by photo. Followed the recipe exactly and as other have pointed out, it came out very brown and unappealing. Taste was okay but way too much sodium. Can anyone tell me where to find Braggs Liquid Aminos?. I would like to try it. - 4/3/13

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Ha. I was going to suggest Bragg's Liquid Aminos. Great sub for soy sauce. This looks great, no time to make tonight but saving the recipe. Think I will try with red wine vinegar also for a different taste. BTW, I can get tanini in the middle eastern section of Wal-Mart or the local grocery. - 4/3/13

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Yummy --- even for the non-salad guy in the house - 12/11/12

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I love balsalmic vinegar and even though, as a few others have said, it's not pretty looking, the taste is wonderful. Not for the faint of heart because it is tangy, but it's called Tangy and Creamy Balsalmic Vinaigrette and it is! I've made it three times already! - 4/24/12

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  • Worth trying. - 9/15/13

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  • I enjoyed this dressing, but the garlic flavor was very strong. Three cloves may be overkill. - 9/3/13

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  • It is good, but I feel the vinegar overpowers the other ingredients; next time I will use half that amount. - 6/29/13

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  • Balsamic is strong stuff, I cut down to about 1/4 cp balsamic, added a total of 1/3 cp water, and 2-3 tblspn of olive oil. Changes the calorie content yes but calmed down the strong taste of balsamic. - 5/15/13

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  • Too thin for a dip, but fine for a salad dressing. Next time I'll leave out the water for a dip. Tastes good. - 4/23/13

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  • Chef Meg said: No tahini? Try natural peanut or sunflower seed butter. - 4/3/13

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  • 0 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I will try this recipe, it looks/sounds great. - 4/3/13

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  • 0 of 6 people found this review helpful
    I'm going to try! - 4/3/13

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  • 0 of 7 people found this review helpful
    this sounds good, i get tried of making my ving'tee dressing, i will give this a try! - 2/9/13

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    For everyone wondering, Tahini is ground sesame seeds or if you prefer to think of it as sesame seed butter (akin to peanut butter). It's readily available nowadays in most grocery stores in the ethnic food aisle. - 11/5/12

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  • Very Good
    0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Can't wait to try this......(rated before making...why can't we just save recipes like we used to? I don't want separate "collections"....grrrr) - 10/3/12

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Printed now and I look forward to using it for my packed lunches! - 9/21/12

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  • 0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I have added this to my list of 'new recipes' to try. - 9/6/12

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I WILL TRY I LOVE SWEET & SOUR SO IWILL PROBABLY ADD SOME HONEY - 5/10/12

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  • Very Good. - 4/3/12

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  • I am using water and vinegar in equal amounts. . NEXT time i well do half cups of all three Tahini, water and vinegar.
    I do prefer this to other dressings .Pat inMaine. - 4/3/12

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  • I will try this recipe. If the color is not appetizing, try using white basalmic vinegar - different color and lighter taste. Tahini can often be found in the kosher foods section of the grocery store (don't ask me why, that just seems to be where I find it.) - 4/3/12

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  • I've never been able to find tahini in the stores here. Is it essentioal for the recipe? - 4/3/12

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Just what I have been looking for. - 4/3/12

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  • pretty OK--I aDDED A BIT MORE SEASONING--BUT ITS FILLING- - 4/3/12

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  • i love this, but also found it too vinegary and had to increase the tahini (yum!) and decrease the balsamic. unfortunately that really ups the fat and calories. - 4/3/12

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  • where do you purchase tahini sauce? thanks for any help. - 4/3/12

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  • Made this tonight and it was really good! - 3/29/12

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  • I found this really over vinegary, and ended up doubling the tahini and added extra water. If I try it again I think I'll switch the proportions of water and balsamic. - 3/26/12

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  • Tangy and good. I forgot to put in the soy sauce but it's just as well, I don't need extra salt. I was in a hurry and just shook up the ingredients in a jar and used garlic powder, normally I would use the garlic. - 3/21/12

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