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.
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten.
"To make a good salad is to be a brilliant diplomatist -- the problem is entirely the same in both cases. To know exactly how much oil one must put with one's vinegar."
-Oscar Wilde, Poet
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.
I donít use bottled lemon juice. I feel that bottled juice does not taste anything like fresh squeezed lemon juice. This is because it is usually made from varying concentrations of lemon juice, water and lemon oil.
Fresh lemons keep fairly well in the crisper of your fridge (about 2 weeks). The juice of one lemon varies greatly. A large lemon has about 4 tablespoons of lemon juice but when a recipe calls for the juice of one lemon, you never really know. Start with 2 tablespoons and increase the amount for taste. If you must use bottled lemon juice, shake the bottle well. Use equivalent amounts of bottled to fresh lemon juice in a recipe.
Servings = 4 | Serving size =1 1/2 tablespoons dressing
Cooking Time = 30 Minutes
This recipe can be multiplied by 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8.
This vinaigrette keeps well in the refrigerator.
|2 Tbsp||extra virgin olive oil|
|1 Tbsp||lemon juice|
|1 tsp||pure maple syrup|
|2 tsp||coarse ground mustard|
|1/8 tsp||dried tarragon|
|fresh ground black pepper (to taste)|
Place olive oil, lemon juice, maple syrup, mustard, tarragon, salt and pepper in a small bowl and whisk until well blended.
Chill for at least 20 minutes before serving.
Serving size = 1 1/2 tablespoons dressing
Servings = 4
Amount Per Serving
|Calories 68||Calories from Fat 62|
|% Daily Value|
|Total Fat 7g||11%|
|Saturated Fat 1g||4%|
|Monounsaturated Fat 5g|
|Trans Fat 0g|
|Total Carbohydrates 2g||<1%|
|Dietary Fiber <1g||1%|
|Vitamin A 0%||Vitamin C 6%|
|Calcium 0%||Iron 1%|
|Vitamin K 4 mcg||Potassium 16 mg|
|Magnesium 1 mg|