I will try this next time!! The oil adds quite a few calories, I noticed.
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3,517 6/16/12 7:41 A
I use straight up balsamic vinegar with no oil. I like the flavor of the vinegar, and I think the oil really takes away from it.
I also like to use raspberry vinegar as well.
Another great dressing is use apple cider vinegar, dilute it with water and add splenda to taste - makes a very nice dressing for "slaws"
Edited by: CORTNEY-LEE at: 6/16/2012 (07:42)
6/15/12 10:51 P
I mix extra virgin olive oil with vinegar, a dash of italian herbs and a splenda, 'it goes well with any vegetable salad.
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2,704 6/15/12 8:49 P
If your "outing" is to a restaurant, most will give you a little bottle of oil and a little bottle of balsamic on request. Otherwise just mix up some oil and balsamic. You could add in salt, pepper, minced garlic, Dijon mustard and/or lemon juice for added flavor if you want.
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6/15/12 4:10 P
Thanks so much!! Just what I needed!!!
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3,510 6/15/12 4:08 P
I would probably use twice as much vinegar as oil, add some fresh garlic or garlic powder and that's it.
You don't have to eat the whole thing.
6/15/12 4:01 P
Sorry....I should have been more specific.
I am currently no sugar...including natural sweeteners and alcohol. It did not say no vinegar. All fruit is ok. I could have opted for one or two dressings since it was way down on the ingredients. There is sugar in my bread...but way down in the proportions. But I didn't want to sabotage myself by trying something. I really am not craving sweet things.
I'm not sure if dijon was is ok or not since there is wine in it. It was a question we considered the other night since I was considering a dish with wine in it. I wondered if the alcohol cooked away if what was left was sugars or if the sugar is in the alcohol. LOL
Can you give me an idea of proportions of the oil and vinegar. I don't want to be taking bottles of each with me.
6/15/12 3:50 P
Well, you can do olive oil, balsamic viengar and a little honey. Or if you want to get more involved use a stainless steel bowl and heat the olive oil and balsamic on the stove top, but add dijon mustard and crushed fresh raspberries. It turns brown, but tastes great.
6/15/12 3:39 P
Can anyone tell me either a quick and easy olive oil and balsamic vinegar recipe (I know....should be straight forward). I am going on an outing tonight and they will have salad dressing, but every one I looked at in the store had sugar or sweetener in it. I want to bring one or two servings of plain oil and vinegar in a little container for my salad. I am happy to add herbs.
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