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Herb’s Vinaigrette

Herb's Vinaigrette

How long does it take?

20 minutes

What's in it?

1/3 cup white wine vinegar
2 cloves garlic (a clove is one section of the whole garlic bulb)
2 teaspoons mixed fresh herbs, chopped (try basil, oregano, dill, and thyme)
1 teaspoon brown mustard
2/3 cup olive oil

How to make it:

Chop the fresh herbs and garlic (or use a garlic press). Place these and the vinegar in a shakable jar with a lid. Add olive oil and mustard. Shake. Use 1 tablespoon of this dressing as a dip for carrots and celery or on your salad. This dressing will keep in the refrigerator for up to one week. Makes about 1 cup of dressing.

Nutrition breakdown for 1 tablespoon:

Calories: 81, Carbohydrate: 1 g, Fat: 9 g, Saturated fat: 1 g, Monounsaturated fat: 7 g, Polyunsaturated fat: 1 g, Vitamin E: 2 mg (28% of the RDA)

What's in it for you?

Vampires aren't the only ones in the know about garlic's powers. Scientists believe garlic is filled with natural chemicals that can prevent colds and flu and keep your blood moving. Vinegar is high in flavor and low in fat.

Chef's tip:

Working with fresh garlic can be stinky business. A tool called a garlic press will get you out of chopping, but you have to remove the skin from the clove first. The skin is not good to eat. To remove the skin, gently crush the clove with the back of a spoon onto a cutting board. This will loosen the skin so that you can slip it off. Wash your hands with a little fresh lemon juice to get rid of that garlic smell!

Last Modified Date: 8/15/2000
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