This Easy Oil-Free Vinaigrette is one that you should know by heart. It's so easy to throw together a salad and this homemade dressing because we usually have these ingredients on hand. It's even good drizzled overcook vegetables!
To learn more about making your own oil-free salad dressings, be sure to check out my oil-free salad dressing formula and you'll be whipping up your own in no time.
It's hard to go wrong with this recipe. A vinaigrette is usually a simple blend of oil and an acid, but if we're going oil-free, obviously we leave out the oil.
Did you know that just 1 Tablespoon of Olive Oil delivers a whopping 119 calories and 13.5 grams of pure fat? When you start to track and break down the number of calories and fat you consume on a daily basis, it can be quite shocking as to how much your body is taking in, making it easier to gain weight and feel sluggish, rather than leaving you feeling clean and light.
Isn’t this our intention?! It's so easy to throw together a salad and this homemade dressing because we usually have these ingredients on hand. Sweet, savory and perfectly tangy. If you want to get fancy and add a really fun and dynamic element, feel free to sub the mustard for your favorite fruit like pear, cherry, strawberry or even fig…..to make this a very special dressing everyone will be raving about.
For our oil-free vinaigrette dressings, it's a balance of acid like vinegar or lemon juice PLUS a little sweetener like maple syrup or applesauce, some herbs and/or spices and a little salt and pepper. You can also make salad dressings with a creamy base of soaked nuts like cashews or almonds or with white beans, like cannellini.
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