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Diet & Nutrition 24 Sep 2018

Recipe: Healthy Vinaigrette

​A heart-healthy, home-made vinaigrette packed full of flavor

Bottled salad dressings we buy from the supermarket are often high in hidden saturated fat, salt, and added sugar. They are also often high in calories and can turn a fresh nutritious salad into a high-fat and high-calorie meal. The is recipe for a home-made vinaigrette provides a healthier alternative to bottled sauces and is still packed with flavor.

Ingredients

  • 500ml vegetable stock
  • 40g corn starch
  • 70ml fresh lemon juice
  • 50g Dijon mustard
  • 20ml apple vinegar
  • 40ml olive oil
  • 50ml rapeseed oil
  • 6g salt
  • 5g sugar
  • 2g white pepper powder

Instructions

  1. Mix the corn starch with 50ml water.
  2. In a saucepan, bring the vegetable stock to a boil, whisk in the cornstarch mixture and continue to cook for a minute stirring continuously so that the stock acquires a syrupy consistency.
  3. Remove from the heat and allow to cool, stirring periodically so that it does not form a skin on the top.
  4. In a whisking bowl, mix in the Dijon mustard, salt, pepper and sugar. Gradually stir in lemon juice and apple vinegar.
  5. Whisk and incorporate the rapeseed oil and olive oil gradually until the mixture emulsifies.
  6. For mint vinaigrette, add finely chopped fresh mint leaves.
  7. For lemon vinaigrette, add fresh lemon zest and lemon juice.

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