Pantry Dressings

Once you have the basic vinaigrette down, there are so many variations you can make based on what you have on hand.  Here are a few multiple purpose dressings. They are all quite easy to make.

Basic Vinaigrette
1 Tablespoon balsamic vinegar
1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
3 Tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

Whisk all ingredients together until well blended.

Serving Size: 1 Tablespoon
100kcal, 0g Protein, 0g Carb, 150mg Sodium, 0g Fiber, 0mg Cholesterol, 11g Fat, 1.5g Saturated, 0g Sugar, 0% Calcium, 0% Iron

Italian Dressing
1 cup olive oil
1 clove garlic minced
1 teaspoon dried oregano
¼ cup balsamic vinegar
1 Tablespoon honey

Whisk all ingredients together until well blended.

Serving Size: 1 Tablespoon
110kcal, 0g Protein, 1g Carb, 0mg Sodium, 0g Fiber, 0mg Cholesterol, 11g Fat, 1.5g Saturated, 1g Sugar, 0% Calcium, 0% Iron

Buttermilk Ranch
1 clove garlic, minced or pressed
2 chives, finely chopped
½ cup buttermilk
½ cup nonfat, plain Greek yogurt
1 Tablespoon lemon juice
1/3 cup flat leaf parsley, finely chopped
Salt to taste

Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl. Whisk to until well blended. Chill until ready to use. Store in fridge for up to a week.

Serving Size: 2 Tablespoons
15kcal, 2g Protein, 1g Carb, 95mg Sodium, 0g Fiber, 0mg Cholesterol, 0g Fat, 0g Saturated, 1g Sugar, 2% Calcium, 0% Iron

Onion Dressing
1/2 tablespoon finely minced or grated onion
1/2 tablespoon Dijon-type mustard
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
1/3 to 1/2 cup excellent olive oil
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

Whisk all ingredients together until well blended.

Serving Size: 1 Tablespoon
90kcal, 0g Protein, 0g Carb, 85mg Sodium, 0g Fiber, 0mg Cholesterol, 9g Fat, 1g Saturated, 0g Sugar, 0% Calcium, 0% Iron

Mayonnaise
2 egg yolks (room temperature)
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1/2 cup olive oil
1/2 teaspoon salt

Whisk yolks, Dijon and lemon until well blended, frothy and light in color.
By hand – 3 minutes, by mixer – 1 minute
Very slowly drizzle in oil a little at a time, whisking until mayo stiffens.
Add up to 1/2 teaspoon salt. Refrigerate for up to 2 days.

Serving Size: 1 Tablespoon
100kcal, 1g Protein, 0g Carb, 115mg Sodium, 0g Fiber, 40mg Cholesterol, 10g Fat, 1.5g Saturated, 0g Sugar, 0% Calcium, 0% Iron

Honey Mustard
1/3 cup mayonnaise
¼ cup olive oil
2 teaspoons mustard
2 Tablespoons honey

Whisk all ingredients together until well blended.

Serving Size: 1 Tablespoon
90kcal, 1g Protein, 3g Carb, 55mg Sodium, 0g Fiber, 15mg Cholesterol, 9g Fat, 1g Saturated, 3g Sugar, 0% Calcium, 0% Iron

Paleo Balsamic Vinaigrette
1 garlic clove, minced
1 Tablespoon raw honey
¼ cup balsamic vinegar
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1 teaspoon Herbes de Provence
¾ teaspoon sea salt
½ teaspoon ground black pepper
½ cup olive oil

Whisk all ingredients together until well blended.

Serving Size: 1 Tablespoon
120kcal, 0g Protein, 3g Carb, 180mg Sodium, 0g Fiber, 0mg Cholesterol, 11g Fat, 1.5g Saturated, 3g Sugar, 0% Calcium, 0% Iron

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