09 April 2012

5 Calorie Canyon Ranch Vinaigrette

This fat-free dressing first appeared on the menu at the Canyon Ranch spa in Lennox, MA in 1984, and has remained so popular with guests that it's never been taken off the menu. The sweet and tangy combination of crushed garlic, lemon juice, red wine vinegar and dijon mustard creates more than enough flavor to compensate for the lack of olive oil (the oil, in more traditional vinaigrettes, accounts for the majority of the calories, which can be as many as 100 to 150 per serving). The longer this dressing sits the more the flavors meld and the better it gets, so try to toss it together at least a day or two before you plan to use it. It's light, full of bright, fresh flavors and only 5 calories per serving. What could be bad?

1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup red wine vinegar
1/4 tsp black pepper
1 tbsp sugar
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 tsp worcestershire sauce
1 tbsp dijon mustard
1 tbsp lemon juice
1 cup water

Combine salt and vinegar, and stir until salt is dissolved.
Add all other ingredients but water and mix well, then add water and stir until combined.
Store in a covered container in the fridge.

2 cups of vinaigrette
5 calories per 2 tbsp serving

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