Sugar Free Balsamic Dressing
Knowing how to make a basic vinaigrette for salads is one of the best skills a home cook can have, especially when you go buy a salad dressing and see that they are full of sugar, coloring, and fillers. It’s so frustrating to see that happen and totally defeats the purpose of eating healthy. I am happy to share my easy and favorite salad dressing recipe that combines shallots, mustard, vinegar, olive oil and Lite and Sweet.
Sugar Free Balsamic dressing will take you to a new level of flavor. The balsamic dressing combined with Lite and Sweet adds just the right touch of sweetness when tossed with greens salads. If you’re feeling fancy, you can add other ingredients to the mix, like a tablespoon of fresh chopped herbs. If you’d like a little more sweetness, whisk in some more Lite and Sweet without feeling bad about the extra sweetness.
I love using Lite and Sweet and it is ideal to many recipes because of the healthy blend of xylitol and erythritol. Both sweeteners are naturally occurring sugar alcohol that is perfect for diabetics and those concerned about too much sugar intake. No to forget the great taste with the same sweetness making it easy to use and to convert so many recipes into sugar free dishes.
Making this balsamic dressing will be great to keep around and you can definitely swap out the balsamic for a good red wine vinegar or even freshly-squeezed lemon juice making it into different flavors. Infuse your olive oil with garlic or other spices for another layer of flavor is an excellent idea as well. The sky is the limit here.
I usually make about a cup of dressing at a time and keep it in a glass jar in my fridge. This dressing usually lasts me about a week’s worth of salads. The vinegar and oil will separate after a few minutes, but shaking the jar to re-combine the vinaigrette is just as easy, plus you will have a healthy, sugar free balsamic dressing everyone will love.
1 shallot, peeled and roughly chopped
1 Tbs whole grain mustard
1 Tbs Lite&Sweet
1/2 c. balsamic vinegar
1/2 c. extra virgin olive oil
Powder the Lite&Sweet in a high speed blender or food processor, combine the shallot and mustard with the powdered Lite&Sweet blend it all until smooth. Gradually add the olive oil until emulsified. Store in the refrigerator for up to a week.
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