Monday, February 21, 2011

Lemon Dijon Dressing

This is a nice light dressing, fat-free except for the ground flax. I have another similar recipe with ginger - just ask and I'll post it as well. The ground flax seems like a weird thing to include, but once the dressing has had an hour or more in the fridge it actually thickens it a bit.

Lemon Dijon Vinaigrette *****
Low fat. Includes ground flax to thicken it as well as add Omega 3's. Makes about 3/4 cups.

1 Lemon zest and juice
1/2 cup Water
3 tablespoons Dijon mustard
1/4 cup Cider Vinegar or to taste
1-2 cloves Garlic minced
2 tablespoons Ground flax

Zest lemon then squeeze juice.
Add water, dijon, garlic and flax. Add cider vinegar to taste. Blend in blender on high speed for 1 minute (optional - I've blended it and whisked it, not sure of the difference).
Refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving. Keeps for several days.