Cucumber Herb Vinaigrette

Cucumber Herb Vinaigrette

5 Reviews
From: EatingWell Magazine, January/February 2010

As the base of this herb-spiked dressing, pureed cucumber provides a mellow grassy flavor and a luxurious texture. Pureeing vegetables into a salad dressing is a great way to give it body (and to sneak in more low-cal vegetables). Experiment with tomatoes, arugula and/or roasted garlic to create your own dressing magic.

Ingredients 20 servings

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  • 1 small cucumber, peeled, seeded and chopped
  • ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons red-wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon nonfat or low-fat plain yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon prepared horseradish
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt


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  1. Puree cucumber, oil, vinegar, chives, parsley, yogurt, mustard, horseradish, sugar and salt in a blender until smooth.
  • Make Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate for up to 3 days.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 1 tablespoon
  • Per serving: 28 calories; 3 g fat(0 g sat); 0 g fiber; 0 g carbohydrates; 0 g protein; 2 mcg folate; 0 mg cholesterol; 0 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 50 IU vitamin A; 1 mg vitamin C; 4 mg calcium; 0 mg iron; 63 mg sodium; 16 mg potassium
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 0
  • Exchanges: ½ fat

Reviews 5

July 21, 2010
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By: Myna
We fell in love with this recipe last summer and we're still using it this summer. It's easy and very good.
July 04, 2010
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By: EatingWell User
Awesome. This dressing is a healthy indulgence. I used it on a mixed greens salad with a chunk of cold, leftover salmon that had been baked in foil with butter and garlic.
June 28, 2010
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By: EatingWell User
I LOVE this dressing! I add 1 clove fresh garlic and some fresh dill. I usually add it to baby spinach with tomatoes, yellow peppers, and avocado. Sometimes I throw on a little goat cheese. Recently I added some grilled shrimp. This dressing always gets raves. Excellent!
January 18, 2010
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By: EatingWell User
Thank you very much. This looks wonderfully delicious. However, I don't really see the need for sugar. I imagine, though, if one wants a sweetener, honey would be an excellent and healthier substitute for sugar...or even, perhaps, balsamic vinegar instead of sugar and red wine vinegar...that is, if you want a little sweet. Personally, I'd prefer no sweetener using it on a salad, but maybe some sweetener if I use it like a marinade or sauce for salmon.
December 01, 2009
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By: EatingWell User
Light and delicious and perfect for low carb meal plans. Fresh herbs make this special.
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