4 Healthy Vinaigrettes!

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4 Healthy Vinaigrettes….10 ways to lose 10 pounds…. 8 ways to improve your love life….15 ways to smack yo Grandma!  Quantity headlines are all the buzz these days so I thought I’d jump in the game!  And why not?  These are 4 tasty Healthy Vinaigrettes…not 1, not 2 or 3 but 4 my peeps!  (yes, I still say peeps…so 2010).

Here I am at the end of week 1 of my Anti-Inflammatory diet.  No Gluten, Dairy, Sugar and everything has to be Organic..there are several other rules that I won’t bore you with but it works and I am feeling better everyday.  The weight is coming off fast and I’m not ‘totally suffering’.  I mean I’m dieting right?  Sure, I’m suffering.  There was no pizza and Chardonnay on Friday night, just mineral water, lime and a good book.  But ya know what?  I really enjoyed it!  I am lucky that Mr. Laughing Spatula is joining me so I don’t have to smell the pizza and wine…is that love or what?

I chose the TQI Diet – The Abascal Way.  A very popular diet in the Seattle area.  I like that there are weekly, live, on-line classes to keep you motivated and the books are good.  There are two books, one informative and one recipe book.  (NOTE: they are not sponsoring this in any way…I paid for the class and books.  I sent them a note that I was going to blog my 5 week journey and received no response…I am such small potatoes!  Oh!  and potatoes…you get those too!,  but no butter or sour cream.  If a potato has no butter or sour cream, is it still a potato?)

The four dressings pictured above (from left to right):  Dijon Vinaigrette, Skinny Caeser (posted previously), Fresh Tomatoe Vinaigrette , and Ginger Sesame Vinaigerette.  Now technically the Caeser isn’t a vinaigrette because it includes yogurt but I included it anyway because it is so good and well, it has vinegar in it…slippery slope!  (NOTE: If you are on the TQI Diet you know what you can and can’t have…adjust the recipes accordingly).

Dijon Mustard Vinaigrette

  • 3/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 shallots, quartered
  • 1 garlic clove, chopped (finley chopped if not using food processor method)
  • Coarsley chopped fresh parsley

Blend first 5 ingredients together in a food processor or shake up in jar.  Toss in parsley.

Skinny Caeser Dressing

  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan
  • 1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1 large garlic clove
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon anchovies paste
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup Plain Greek Yogurt

Blend all ingredients in a food processor.  Store in container in fridge for up to 5 days.

Fresh Tomato Vinaigrette

  • 1 fresh tomato – chopped (you could use roasted tomatoes as well)
  • 3/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup white wine vinegar
  • 1 garlic clove – chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • salt and pepper

Blend all ingredients in a food processor.  Store in container in fridge for up to 5 days.
Ginger Sesame Vinaigrette

  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup sesame oil
  • 1/3 cup rice wine vinegar (white wine vinegar will do in a pinch)
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds

Blend all ingredients in a food processor or shake up in a jar.  Store in container in fridge for up to 5 days.

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Comments

  1. I eat salad almost every day for lunch and I get SO bored with the same old dressing. Thank you, thank you for four good recipes these would be my four most favorite dressings. Saving this post for sure!!

  2. I have not bought store bought salad dressing in probably close to a decade-why? A good vinaigrette is easy to prepare and so much better tasting on a fresh salad.

    Love these vinaigrette recipes that you shared! Awesome.

    Velva

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