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Red Pepper Vinaigrette

This salad dressing is nothing like your basic vinaigrette formula – but you’ll soon want to use it nearly every day. The classic vinaigrette is made with three parts oil to one part vinegar. As you can see, this version has no oil in it at all, making it extremely low in calories. But don’t worry – it’s very high in flavor. Once you’ve tried this and our Creamy Salad Dressing, they’re likely to become your basic everyday staples for salad. And you can never eat too much salad!

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On an ounce-for-ounce, fresh-weight basis, oregano has shown 42 times more antioxidant activity than apples, and four times more than blueberries.


1/4 cup apple juice
1/4 cup cider vinegar
2 tablespoons chopped onion
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1/2 teaspoon dried whole oregano
Pinches of rosemary and thyme
1/2 teaspoon dry mustard powder
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/2 of a roasted red bell pepper


1. Combine all ingredients in a blender and mix thoroughly.

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Serves 8

Nutrients Per Serving
Calories: 8.5
Protein: 0.1 grams
Fat: 0.0 grams
Saturated Fat: 0.0 grams
Monounsat Fat: 0.0 grams
Polyunsat Fat: 0.0 grams
Carbohydrate: 2.2 grams
Fiber: 0.1 grams
Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
Vitamin A: 266.4 IU
Vitamin E: 0.1 mg/IU
Vitamin C: 12.5 mg
Calcium: 3.3 mg
Magnesium: 3.0 mg


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