Basic Vinaigrette

July/August 1992

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A hint of garlic, a little mustard and a touch of fresh herbs lightly flavor an elegantly simple dressing that is perfect on a mixed green salad.

"This sounds wonderful! I am always trying things that help with healing! Elva Hooson Midway, B.C. Canada "
Basic Vinaigrette

Makes: About 1/3 cup

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  • 1 clove garlic, peeled
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons red-wine vinegar, or lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons strong brewed Earl Grey tea
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • Salt & freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley, or chives


  1. Skewer the garlic clove with the tines of a fork, and use to vigorously blend oil, vinegar (or lemon juice), tea and mustard. Taste and season with salt and pepper. Just before serving, stir in fresh herbs.


Per tablespoon: 49 calories; 5 g fat (1 g sat, 4 g mono); 0 mg cholesterol; 0 g carbohydrates; 0 g added sugars; 0 g protein; 0 g fiber; 68 mg sodium; 7 mg potassium.

Carbohydrate Servings: 0

Exchanges: 1 fat

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