Dressings

Roasted Garlic Dressing

2 Tablespoons French shallots, chopped
1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1/2 teaspoon salt
pinch white pepper
1 egg white
6 cloves garlic, roasted in a 360 degree oven until softened and lightly browned (about 20 minutes)
1 cup olive oil

In a blender, blend all ingredients except oil. While blender is running, add oil in a thin stream until emulsified. Serve roasted garlic vinaigrette immediately.

Cilantro, Caper and Lime Dressing

1 clove garlic, finely chopped
1 1/2 teaspoon whole grain mustard
2 limes, finely grated rind and juice
1 Tablespoon rice vinegar
1/4 cup olive oil
1 teaspoon capers
3 Tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped
Freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Place the garlic, mustard, lime, rind, juice, and vinegar in a bowl and mix together. Slowly pour in the oil, whisking constantly, until well emulsified. Stir in the capers and cilantro. Season with black pepper, to taste. -Makes about 1 cup.

Thai Dressing

1 clove garlic, finely chopped
1/2 teaspoon fresh ginger, finely sliced
3 Tablespoons rice vinegar
1 teaspoon Splenda or Stevia
1 teaspoon soy sauce
1/4 cup olive oil
1 teaspoon sesame seeds
1/4 teaspoon red pepper, crushed

Combine all ingredients and mix well.

Fresh Herb Dressing

1/4 cup rice vinegar
2 Tablespoons fresh basil leaves
1 Tablespoon fresh oregano leaves
1/2 teaspoon fresh rosemary leaves
1 small clove garlic
1/2 teaspoon Splenda or Stevia
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/2 cup olive oil

In a blender add rice vinegar, fresh basil, oregano and rosemary leaves, garlic, Splenda or Stevia, salt, and pepper. Blend 10 to 15 seconds until all the herbs and garlic are finely minced. Gradually add the olive oil and continue blending for 10 to 15 seconds or until everything is mixed well. -Makes about 2/3 cup

Tomato Dressing

1/2 cup tomatoes, chopped
2 Tablespoons white vinegar
1/2 teaspoon dried basil
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard

In a blender, blend tomatoes, vinegar, basil, thyme, and mustard until well combined. To store, transfer to a jar with a tight-fitting lid and refrigerate for up to 2 days. Shake well before serving tomato vinaigrette.

Light Dressing

2 Tablespoons water
1 Tablespoon apple cider vinegar
1 clove garlic, minced
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
pinch each salt and pepper
2 Tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

In a small bowl, whisk together water, vinegar, garlic, mustard, salt and pepper; gradually whisk in olive oil. -Makes about 1/3 cup.

Lemon-chive Dressing

1/4 cup canola or olive oil
2 Tablespoons chopped fresh chives or green onions
1/2 teaspoon grated lemon rind
2 Tablespoons lemon juice
1 Tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 small clove garlic, minced
1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper

In small bowl, whisk together oil, chives, lemon rind and juice, mustard, garlic, salt and pepper. -Serve with torn mixed salad greens.

Poppy Seed Dressing

1/3 cup canola or olive oil
2 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar
1 shallot or small onion, minced
1 Tablespoon poppy seeds
1 teaspoon Splenda or Stevia
1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper

In bowl or jar, whisk or shake together oil, vinegar, shallot, poppy seeds, Splenda, salt and pepper. -Makes 1/2 cup.

Ginger Dressing

2 Tablespoons rice or cider vinegar
1 Tablespoon grated gingerroot
1/3 cup olive oil
1 Tablespoon soy sauce
1/4 teaspoon each Splenda or Stevia, salt and pepper
1/4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce

Mix vinegar with ginger and let stand for 2 minutes. Strain into bowl, press to extract liquid. Whisk in oil, soy sauce, Splenda, salt, pepper, and hot pepper sauce.

Coriander Dressing

1/4 cup canola or olive oil
3 Tablespoons lime juice
2 Tablespoons chopped fresh coriander
1/2 teaspoon each ground cumin and salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper

In small bowl, whisk together all ingredients.

Apple Cider Dressing

1 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1 1/2 teaspoon Splenda or Stevia
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
1 Tablespoon chopped parsley
2/3 cup canola or olive oil

Whisk mustard, Splenda, salt, pepper, vinegar, and chopped parsley together in a bowl. Slowly drizzle in the oil, whisking constantly, until thickened. Adjust the seasonings to taste. Store covered in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. Bring apple cider vinaigrette to room temperature before using.

Maple Dressing

1/2 cup soy sauce
1/2 cup cider vinegar
1/2 cup Ideal Protein maple syrup
2 Tablespoons Splenda or Stevia
2 Tablespoons Dijon mustard
1 small clove garlic
1/2 teaspoon ginger, finely chopped
salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste
1/2 cup canola or olive oil

In a blender, mix all ingredients together. Slowly drizzle in the oil, blending constantly, until thickened. Adjust the seasonings to taste. Serve maple vinaigrette at room temperature.

Raspberry Dash Salad Dressing

1/2 teaspoon Ideal Protein Raspberry Flavored Gelatin
1/2 teaspoon of Mrs. Dash “Garlic and Herb” salt-free seasoning blend
1 Tablespoon of your favorite olive oil

Preparation:
Stir together the Ideal Protein Raspberry Flavored Gelatin and the “Garlic and Herb” Seasoning. Drizzle the olive oil over a salad and toss. Now toss and sprinkle in the combined Raspberry Dash dressing and enjoy! Tip: keep a pre-mixed dressing shaker with you to take into restaurants. Variations: create a dipping sauce by mixing in(small amounts of) lemon juice and the olive oil ahead of time. (After a while, the gelatin sets up and settles to the bottom, so stir the mixture up as you dip. It makes little globs, bursting with flavor, which sticks loosely to what you are dipping (celery never tasted so good!)

Guilt Free Italian Dressing/Marinade

2 Tablespoons Italian Seasoning
1/4 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1/2 cup White or Apple Cider Vinegar
1/4 cup Water

Combine all ingredients in a bottle (something you can shake). This can be used on salads or on your meat before cooking. This will yield 6-8 cups of salad or a whole head of lettuce. I put lettuce in a bowl with fresh veggies, pour dressing on, lid the bowl, and shake it. This will coat the lettuce nicely and the rest will go to the bottom of the bowl so you aren’t drowning the salad. Reminds me of Olive Garden salad!