Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Fresh Cool and Yummy

Summer is here and so is the heat.  Most of us crave something cool and refreshing.  What's better than a flavorful cool salad?  Salad, low in calories and fat perfect for the summer diet; however the added dressing can pack on the calories, salt, sugar, preservatives and fat.

Take control of your salads with the following yummy easy to make dressings....

Garlic Zesty Mustard Dressing:
  • juice and pulp of two small lemons
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • 1/3 c olive oil
  • 1/4 c white balsamic
  • 2 tsp spicy brown mustard
  • 1/2 tsp white pepper
Raspberry Vinaigrette:
  • 1 tbsp no sugar added raspberry jam
  • 1/3 c olive oil
  • 1/4 c white balsamic
Lime-Cilantro Vinaigrette:
  • juice of 1 fresh squeezed lime
  • 1/4 c olive oil
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1/2 tsp spicy brown mustard
  • 1/4 c chipped cilantro
  • 2 tsp white vinegar
  • black pepper to taste
Citrus-Basil Vinaigrette:
  • juice 1/2 lemon
  • 2 tbsp fresh squeezed orange juice
  • 1/4 c olive oil
  • 1/8 c finely chopped fresh basil
  • 1 tsp white wine vinegar
  • lemon zest
Each recipe produces approximately four servings.  Experiment and make your own with some fresh chopped herbs, citrusy fruits, and high quality olive oil.


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