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Vitality Salad with Oil Free Zesty Italian Dressing

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It’s SPRING……Finally, we made it through the winter. There is always a thought around the begining of March, that we might be stuck in winter for ever…..well, the thought crosses my mind anyway.

Unfortunatley, it is still quite cold and the ever present threat of snow continues.

So, to celebrate the soon to be here warm weather, it is time for a wonderful salad.


Vitality Salad with Zesty Oil Free Italian Dressing

Vitality Salad with Zesty Oil Free Italian Dressing

This salad was delicious. A nice mix of greens and fresh vibrant veggies. To make it even more interesting I added in sprouts that I had just sprouted in my kitchen. For those of you who have not tried growing your own sprouts, it is really simple and the end result is a wonderful tasty vitamin packed sprout. I usually end up eating them as a snack before they make it into a meal.

The Italian Dressing is oil free but nice and thick and spicy. You can adjust the ingredients to your own liking. I love garlic, so lots went in.

Vitality Salad with Zesty Oil Free Italian Dressing

Vitality Salad with Zesty Oil Free Italian Dressing






Vitality Salad with Zesty Oil Free Italian Dressing

  • 1 cup cold water or light vegetarian broth
    2 tsp cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
    1 Tbsp Dijon-style prepared mustard
    1-2 cloves garlic, crushed
    1 tsp fine sea salt
    1 tsp dried basil
    1/4 tsp paprika
    pepper to taste

Gently heat water and cornstarch in small pot. Simmer gently until liquid is almost clear and thick.

Remove from heat and cool.

Combine cornstarch liquid and all other ingredients in a jar and shake vigorously to combine.

This will make approx 1 1/4 cups of dressing. Store in airtight container in the fridge.The dressing will thicken up even more once completely chilled.


Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 9 g
Amount Per Serving
Calories 10
Calories from fat 3
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.3g 1%
Trans Fat 0.0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 188mg 8%
Potassium 16mg 0%
Total Carbohydrates 1.2g 0%
Protein 0.3g
Vitamin A 1% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 1% Iron 1%
Nutrition Grade A
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

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