Choose My Plate Balsamic Salad Dressing


Choose My Plate is my trade name for the healthy eating plan for weight loss recipes. I have been laxed at continuing an effort in this area of the recipe blog but Pamela’s recent questions have motivated me to continue.

I am offering a very nice Balsamic Vinaigrette dressing to make this the first salad dressing for the Choose My Plate menu. Let’s Make a fine vinaigrette to open the menu.

NOTE: This is a poor menu item if you are on a tight diabetic, sugar regulated meal plan. Balsamic vinegar is made with a high sugar grape and has too many carbs.


1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil

1/2 cup balsamic vinegar

1/4 cup chopped shallot

1 tablespoon Dijon mustard

1/4 tsp dried Oregano

1/8 tsp dried onion

1/8 tsp minced garlic

1/8 tsp dried crushed thyme

1/8 tsp dried basil

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper


Add all ingredients to the food processor or blender and blend on high until a smooth uniform dressing is formed. Store in a closed container. This will last about 5 days refrigerated.

Has about 145 cal per service with 14g fat

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