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Cucumber Herb Vinaigrette
Ellen Ecker Ogden
“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. ”
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
1Puree 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.