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Friday, December 30, 2016

Simply Tangy Balsamic Vinaigrette [Whole30 approved]

Simply Tangy Balsamic Vinaigrette

I am historically a pre-made dressing kinda gal. They are quick and easy and tempting.

Sure, you can find premade’s with low calorie counts and even fat free. It has always been super tempting to purchase the lowest calorie dressing and then use 2-3 times the serving amount of 2 T.  I felt no guilt using them. HOWEVER, I started to think: What could they possibly put in here to make it seemingly a vinaigrette if it only has 20 calories per 2 T? It can’t be oil, but it looks like oil… what the heck is in there?

Have YOU ever thought about what they are putting in those mixes to make them taste good WITHOUT those calories and fat (et cetera)?

Have you ever looked at the labels of some of those bottles?

Plenty of sodium, soybean oils, high fructose corn syrup, other sugar, sometimes a TON of BAD fat, preservatives and words I can’t pronounce nor understand.


Simply Tangy Balsamic Vinaigrette



Ingredients

3 T Extra Virgin Olive Oil
3 T good balsamic vinegar
2 t spicy brown or dijon mustard
1 T water
1/4 t salt
1/4 t black pepper
1/4 t dried basil
1/4 t dried oregano
1/8 t onion powder
1/8 t garlic powder
pinch (or 3) crushed red pepper, optional


Directions

Add all ingredients to tupperware, close lid, and shake shake shake!


With this recipe, you have enough for 4, 2 T servings.

You can certainly double, triple, quadruple this recipe!

I also use it for my Italian Farro Salad!

Simply Tangy Balsamic Vinaigrette




Nutrition Facts per serving (4 total)
Calories: 115
Fat: 10.5 g
Sat Fat: 1.5 g
Sodium: 175mg
Carbs: 4g
Sugar: 1.5g
Protein: 0g



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