A rich source of alpha-linolenic acid (a type of omega-3 fatty acid), flaxseed oil has a deep, nutty flavor that is delicious in a salad dressing. If you don’t have flaxseed oil, you can still make a reasonable facsimile of this dressing by using 5 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil and 1 teaspoon dark sesame oil. Keep this dressing on hand for tossing with steamed vegetables, drizzling on tomatoes, or for any occasion when you would use a vinaigrette.
Makes ½ cup.
- ¼ cup balsamic vinegar
- 2 tablespoons flaxseed oil
- 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
- 1 teaspoon light brown sugar
- 1 shallot, minced, or 2 tablespoons minced red onion
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- ¼ teaspoon salt
In a screw-top jar, combine the vinegar, flaxseed oil, mustard, brown sugar, shallot, garlic, and salt. Close and shake to blend. Store the dressing in the refrigerator.
Nutrition per tablespoon: 40 calories, 4g total fat (0g saturated), 0g dietary fiber, 2g carbohydrate, 0g protein, 105mg sodium.
A good source of: omega-3 fatty acids.
Also see Dill-Caper Dressing.