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Fresh Strawberry Dressing

Spring 2003, EatingWell for a Healthy Heart Cookbook (2008)

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Pureed strawberries make a distinctive base for a colorful salad dressing with a creamy consistency, and you still get the nutritional benefits—fiber, vitamin C, heart-healthy phytonutrients—of eating the whole berries.



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Fresh Strawberry Dressing Recipe

Makes: About 3/4 cup

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup strawberries, (6 large berries), rinsed, hulled and sliced
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 3/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons almond oil, (see Note) or canola oil

Preparation

  1. Place strawberries, vinegar, pepper, sugar and salt in a blender or food processor; process until pureed, stopping once or twice to scrape down the sides. Add oil and process until smooth.

Tips & Notes

  • Make Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate for up to 2 days.
  • Note: Almond oil is an unrefined oil pressed from almonds. You can find it in many supermarkets and natural-foods stores. Store it in the refrigerator.

Nutrition

Per tablespoon: 26 calories; 2 g fat (0 g sat, 2 g mono); 0 mg cholesterol; 1 g carbohydrates; 0 g protein; 0 g fiber; 49 mg sodium; 20 mg potassium.

Exchanges: 1/2 fat


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