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10 Homemade and Healthy Salad Dressings


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Emeril's Salt-free Lemon Vinaigrette
How does it taste, Emeril? Andre Agassi wants to know at the International Taste of Tennis Benefit.
How does it taste, Emeril? Andre Agassi wants to know at the International Taste of Tennis Benefit.
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Eating healthy doesn't have to mean low-calorie, over-processed, over-preserved "diet foods." Often, higher calorie, natural ingredients are more nutritional and filling. In this recipe, you don't have to sacrifice health or taste.

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons of chopped fresh herbs (such as parsley, tarragon, chives, basil, cilantro and oregano)
  • 1 tablespoon minced shallots
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • Zest of one lemon
  • Zest of one lime
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup grape seed oil

Combine everything except the grape seed oil in a bowl and whisk it until mixed. Slowly add the oil, pouring a steady stream in while you whisk until the dressing has thickened.

This dressing is a great example of a full-flavored, healthy recipe made from fresh, natural ingredients. We've already touted the merits of grape seed oil, as well as the benefits of "good fat" and this recipe has it all. And, would Emeril steer you wrong? No, in fact, he'd recommend that you use this dressing on a Ni├žoise salad.


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