Balsamic Vinaigrette (Diabetes Recipe)
Posted On April 12, 2013
Serves: Approximately 8 1T servings Calories: Approximately 41 Per Serving
- • ¼ cup high quality balsamic vinegar.
- • 1T low sodium soy sauce.
- • 1T water.
- • 1T stevia.
- • 1 clove garlic, minced.
- • 1 pinch dried, crushed red pepper.
- • 2T extra virgin olive oil.
- ) In a medium bowl, whisk together all ingredients except olive oil.
- ) Gradually stir in olive oil until it is properly emulsified. This will help the oil and vinegar blend and stay blended.
- ) Use at room temperature.
- ) Refrigerate any unused portions of this dressing.
Recipe notes: This dressing is low calorie, low carb and low fat. A one-tablespoon serving has about 41 calories. It is best when served fresh but can be refrigerated if stored in an air-tight container as soy sauce can often spoil if not properly refrigerated. It will need to be warmed prior to use and re-blended and is usually best when served shortly after it is originally made. For those looking for true low-calorie dressings that are also low in carbs and fat, while still containing natural ingredients, this is a good recipe to have. It is versatile enough to use with regular salads, spicy dishes, vegetables and even as an accompaniment to certain kinds of fish and poultry. If concerned that one-tablespoon of salad dressing is not enough for a salad, try using it as a dipping sauce for your salads or entrees. This will allow the proper portions of dressing to be stretched further through the course.