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Salad Dressing

Use a good olive oil or something with a light flavor such as canola oil, grapeseed oil.

Use the vinegar of your choice- usually a red wine vinegar works well but you can also do balsamic or a cider vinegar or rice wine vinegar.

Basic Dressing

2 Tbl balsamic vinegar mixed with 1 Tbl lemon juice and 2 tsp Dijon mustard.

Drizzle in ½ cup olive oil while whisking. Salt and pepper to taste or add Italian or Greek herb blend.

If you like it sweet, add 1-2 tsp honey.

Variations:

  • Sweet basil dressing: ¾ cup oil, 2 tsp Dijon, ½ tsp rice vinegar, 2 Tbl honey, 2 C fresh basil leaves (rinsed) and 2 cloves garlic. Puree in food processor or blender.
  • Lemon honey: ½ cup oil, 1 Tbl Dijon mustard, juice and zest of 2 lemons, 1 Tbl honey, ½ small onion, 2 garlic cloves. Puree in food processor or blender.
  • Orange ginger: 2 Tbl reduced sodium soy sauce, 2 Tbl oil, ½ roma tomato, ½ tsp rice wine vinegar, juice from 1 orange, 1 Tbl honey, 1 Tbl fresh ginger (peeled), 1 garlic clove. Puree in food processor or blender.

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