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Vinaigrette Salad Dressing

Never buy bottled dressing again—enjoy this easy-to-make and healthier vinaigrette (oil and vinegar dressing).

Recipe Source: Stay Young At Heart
Prep time Cook time Yields Serving Size
10 minutes 30 minutes 4 servings 2 Tbsp


1 bulb garlic, separated and peeled

1 Tbsp red wine vinegar

1 Tbsp olive oil

¼ tsp honey

¼ tsp ground black pepper

calories 33
Total fat 3 g
Saturated fat 1 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 1 mg
Total fiber 0 g
Protein 0 g
Carbohydrates 1 g
Potassium 6 mg
Calcium 3 mg
Magnesium 1 mg
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.


  • 1
    Place the garlic cloves into a small saucepan and add enough water
    (about ½ cup) to cover them.

  • 2
    Bring water to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer until garlic is tender, about 15 minutes.

  • 3
    Reduce the liquid to 2 tablespoons and increase the heat for 3 minutes.

  • 4
    Pour the contents into a small sieve over a glass or stainless steel bowl, and with a wooden spoon, mash the garlic through the sieve into the bowl.

  • 5
    Whisk the vinegar into the garlic mixture; then incorporate the oil and seasonings, and mix thoroughly.

  • 6
    Let stand for 30 minutes to let the flavors meld. Give the dressing a good whisk immediately before serving.

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