Creamy Balsamic Salad dressing. Refreshing, tangy, with a bit of sweet. Almost a honey dijon mustard dressing. But….not. This dressing makes a flavorful, healthy, gluten free dressing or dipping sauce for your fresh vegetables and salads. I love it with kale!
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While rummaging about in my old recipe book I found this treasure. It came from my mother-in-law ages and ages ago. She makes the most fantastic, beautiful nutritious salads! It was from her I learned I could enjoy crunchy things, like walnuts, and creamy things, like feta cheese, in a gorgeous salad with a lovely, pretty, healthy, dressing.
My mom in law taught me a lot about how to appreciate good healthy food that’s attractive and tasty. She is a lovely inspiration to live healthy, have fun and enjoy life, even now. I’m so glad she’s one of my moms!
Some bottled dressings are very unhealthy. Especially the creamy ones! The calories and added chemicals they contain! And the various forms of sugars will ruin a lovely fresh salads nutrition! Having said that I confess! I DO use ranch sometimes; and I have been known to cave in and get an old (bad) favorite once in awhile.
I sometimes buy salad dressings labeled as natural or healthy, get them home and read the label more closely. I cannot believe what passes for healthy and natural in bottled salad dressings (Always read the ingredients!). This article by Harvard Health discusses the health problems bottled salad dressings can cause.
My personal goal is to keep pushing forward on eating sensibly and keep working on making better choices at the store. It Can be tough! If you’re into healthy cooking try making Homemade Greek Yogurt and Homemade Avocado Mayonnaise. These are both so easy to make, very healthy for you and cost effective! The best part is they taste fantastic and add so much as condiments to any meal.
You will love Creamy Balsamic Salad Dressing on a green salad, like Garden Berry Salad or Fall Garden Salad! What makes this salad dressing special is its low cal, with a zingy, satisfying flavor. You don’t need a lot of it to brighten a salad. The honey-dijon combo is so good together!
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Creamy Balsamic Salad Dressing is worth the bit of time it takes to make (like five minutes). Put together a tried and true, many times taste tested, healthy dressing. It has great body and flavor.
Creamy Balsamic Salad Dressing:
Note: This salad dressing stores well, covered, in the fridge. After some time in the fridge(several days) it may get a bit thick and need a whisking with a bit more balsamic or water to get it to pour. Enjoy!
- Whisk (or shake) the ingredients together in a Salad Dressing Shaker like this one and store in your fridge till serving.
- Serve chilled either from the shaker bottle or in acruet(although this dressing may be a bit thick for easy pouring from a tight neck) like this one, or agravy server (that’s what I use.)
- 1/4 C balsamic vinegar
- 1 tablespoon Tamari (Kikkoman brand is gluten free)
- 1 1/2 tablespoon Dijon Mustard
- 1 1/2 tablespoon honey
- 3 tablespoons yogurt
- 1/2 tablespoon olive oil.
- Whisk all the ingredients together in a glass bowl or salad dressing shaker bottle.
- Refrigerate several hours covered to blend flavors and thicken.
- Pour into a Curafe at serving.
This salad dressing stores well in the fridge, covered, up to a week.
Kikkoman Gluten Free Tamari Soy Sauce, 10 Ounce
Sweese 1104 Porcelain Bowls - Set of 4-28 Ounce for Cereal, Salad and Desserts, White
OXO Good Grips Salad Dressing Shaker, Black
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Serving Size:1 Tablespoons
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 28 Total Fat: 1.1g Saturated Fat: 0.2g Sodium: 151mg Carbohydrates: 4g Fiber: 0.1g Sugar: 3.7g Protein: 0.6g