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Italian Vinaigrette

What are all those specks and spices in your Italian dressing? You probably have them in your pantry. Create your own signature blend to toss with pasta, greens and fresh spring vegetables. —Lorraine Caland, Thunder Bay, Ontario
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
  • Makes
    1-1/2 cups

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 2 garlic cloves, halved
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 3/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 3/4 cup olive oil

Directions

  • Place the first 11 ingredients in a blender. Cover and process until pureed. While processing, gradually add oil in a steady stream. Refrigerate leftovers.
Nutrition Facts
2 tablespoons: 126 calories, 14g fat (2g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 148mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2-1/2 fat.

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