Low Fat Garlic Vinaigrette

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 5
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 59.8
  • Total Fat: 5.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 136.7 mg
  • Total Carbs: 3.0 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.1 g
  • Protein: 0.1 g

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Introduction

This flavorful dressing is bursting with garlicky flavor, but is super low in calories and fat. Plus it whips up in just a couple minutes! Best of all, it has none of the MSG and other weird additives that can lurk in bottled dressing. You can always make a double batch and keep it in the fridge for a couple weeks to use as needed. Feel free to experiment by adding fresh or dried herbs to jazz it up, although I think it's great just as it is. You can also substitute any kind of juice (pomegranate, for example) for the lemon juice, or to make a sweet berry dressing, try adding 1/4 cup of pureed blueberries -- just increase the lemon juice to 4 T to balance out the sweetness, and leave out the garlic, if you do.

P.S.: a tip to get rid of stinky garlic fingers -- rub your hands well on any stainless steel surface (like your water tap) being sure to rub everywhere that the garlic touched. Then wash your hands, and voila -- the smell is gone!
This flavorful dressing is bursting with garlicky flavor, but is super low in calories and fat. Plus it whips up in just a couple minutes! Best of all, it has none of the MSG and other weird additives that can lurk in bottled dressing. You can always make a double batch and keep it in the fridge for a couple weeks to use as needed. Feel free to experiment by adding fresh or dried herbs to jazz it up, although I think it's great just as it is. You can also substitute any kind of juice (pomegranate, for example) for the lemon juice, or to make a sweet berry dressing, try adding 1/4 cup of pureed blueberries -- just increase the lemon juice to 4 T to balance out the sweetness, and leave out the garlic, if you do.

P.S.: a tip to get rid of stinky garlic fingers -- rub your hands well on any stainless steel surface (like your water tap) being sure to rub everywhere that the garlic touched. Then wash your hands, and voila -- the smell is gone!

Number of Servings: 5

Ingredients

    3 T. Lemon Juice (or juice of one lemon)
    3 T Water
    2 T red wine, white wine, or balsamic vinegar
    2 T extra virgin olive oil
    1 T Dijon or spicy brown mustard
    1 t. honey
    1/8 t. sea salt
    1/8 t. fresh ground black pepper
    2 cloves of garlic, peeled and finely diced

Directions

Whisk all ingredients together in a bowl or shake in a container with tight lid. Makes five 2-tablespoon servings.

Nutrition information was calculated using balsamic vinegar and dijon mustard.

Number of Servings: 5

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user ITSHALFFULL.

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