Greens with Balsamic Vinaigrette Recipe
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Greens with Balsamic Vinaigrette Recipe

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Even when there are just two at the table, Sandy Hunt, Racine, Wisconsin, sees to it that her salads are well-dressed for dinner. "I keep a bottle of this light dressing in the fridge," she says.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 5 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 5 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • Salad greens and vegetables of your choice

Nutritional Facts

2 tablespoons: 49 calories, 5g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 63mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 fat.


  1. In a jar with a tight-fitting lid, combine the first six ingredients; shake well. Serve over salad. Yield: 2/3 cup.
Originally published as Greens with Balsamic Vinaigrette in Light & Tasty June/July 2001, p10

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ebramkamp User ID: 702841 248742
Reviewed May. 28, 2016

"Simple and flavorful. I used a bit more freshly ground black pepper for our tastes. The fresh basil is a must. It's really good drizzled over sliced tomatoes too."

justmbeth User ID: 1196484 31705
Reviewed Feb. 19, 2013

"Good quick dressing. I used dried basil because I didn't have any fresh on hand."

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