Special Diet Information

Coumadin® (Warfarin)
This recipe is safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

This recipe is safe for those who are lactose intolerant.

This is a low sodium recipe.

GERD / Acid Reflux
This recipe contains GERD triggers and those with GERD may wish to avoid it.

Gluten Sensitivity
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten.


"One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well."
-Virginia Woolf, Author

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The ingredients for a vinaigrette are more important than with other dressings. Use the highest quality olive oil. I have quality inexpensive oil that I cook with, but a rich, mellow Tuscan oil should be used for a recipe such as this one. There is a difference in price but it will show in the final flavor of your dressing.


All oils have approximately 5 grams of fat per teaspoon but vary in the amount of saturated, monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fat. It appears that the best oils are those with more monounsaturated fats. The two monounsaturated oils used most often in these recipes are olive oil and canola oil.


Citrus Vinaigrette

Servings = 6 | Serving size =2 Tbsp. dressing

Cooking Time = 30 Minutes

This recipe can be multiplied by 2.

This vinaigrette keeps well for about 4 - 7 days.

1 cloves garlic (peeled and crushed)
2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
5 Tbsp white wine vinegar
2 Tbsp honey
1/2 tsp ground dry mustard

Place garlic, olive oil, lemon juice, vinegar, honey and mustard in a blender and blend on high for about 15 seconds.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size = 2 Tbsp. dressing

Servings = 6


Amount Per Serving

Calories 68 Calories from Fat 40
  % Daily Value
Total Fat 5g 7%
    Saturated Fat 1g 3%
    Monounsaturated Fat 3g  
    Trans Fat 0g  
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 1mg 0%
Total Carbohydrates 7g 2%
    Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
    Sugars 6g  
Protein 0g  
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 8%
Calcium 0% Iron 1%
Vitamin K 3 mcg Potassium 20 mg
Magnesium 2 mg