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Master Vinaigrette

Serves 8 | Ready in 5 minutes


    Master Vinaigrette

    This tangy, bright and sweet vinaigrette is the base for the dressings on our Super Green Miso Peanut Noodle Salad and Kale, Quinoa and Blackberry Salad. This makes approximately 1 cup dressing, enough for 2 Tbsp per individual salad.


    Master Vinaigrette


    • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
    • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
    • 1 Tbsp low-sodium tamari
    • 1 Tbsp maple syrup
    • 1 Tbsp Dijon mustard or grainy mustard
    • 1/2 garlic clove, minced


    Per serving:

    • calories131
    • protein0g
    • fat14g
    • carbs2g
      • sugar2g
      • fiber0g
    • sodium113mg



    Place all ingredients in sealable glass jar and shake until combined.


    Refrigerate and store for up to 1 week. Shake before use. The oil may solidify after a couple of days; leave at room temperature for 10 to 15 minutes until it returns to its liquid state before shaking the dressing and using on salad.


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