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 NOT 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.


"A world without tomatoes is like a string quartet without violins."
-Laurie Colwin, Author

The refrigerator light goes on...

A simple and very fresh dressing from ingredients that you likely have around the house. I based this dressing on one my mother made when I was growing up. She called this "French Dressing" and made it with some of the same ingredients. I added the chopped chives to give it a fresh summer flavor.


Tomato Chive Dressing

Servings: 6 | Serving size: 1/4 cup

Cooking Time: 30 Minutes

This recipe can be multiplied by 2.

This dressing will keep well for about a week in the fridge.

1 5 ounce can low-sodium V8
1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
2 Tbsp tomato paste
2 Tbsp coarse ground dijon mustard
2 Tbsp red wine vinegar
1 Tbsp pure maple syrup
1/4 tsp salt
2 Tbsp chives (chopped)
2 cloves garlic (minced)

Add all ingredients to a shaker bottle and shake vigorously.

Chill for at least two hours before serving.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: 1/4 cup

Servings: 6

Amount Per Serving

Calories 44 Calories from Fat 22
% Daily Value
Total Fat 3g 4%
    Saturated Fat 0g 2%
    Monounsaturated Fat 2g
    Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 214mg 9%
Total Carbohydrates 5g 2%
    Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
    Sugars 4g
Protein 1g
Vitamin A 10% Vitamin C 14%
Calcium 1% Iron 2%
Vitamin K 5 mcg Potassium 123 mg
Magnesium 9 mg