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Mustard Maple Dressing

Posted Sep 01 2008 12:00am

Mustard Maple DressingOver the next couple of weeks I’d like to give you a few simple salad dressing and sauce recipes. When you eat a diet centered around salads, vegetables, meats you can add variety to your menu by eating different types of salads and salad dressings. The dressing below is slightly sweet and goes well with salads that you top with a little dried fruit like a chicken on greens salad with pecans and dried cranberries.

Serves: 9

Time to Table: 3 minutes

Healing Nutrient Spotlight

Grapeseed oil is a good source of vitamin E and contains traces of beneficial proanthocyanadins.
Mustard contains curcumin from turmeric, which is known to have anti-inflammatory properties.

Ingredients*

1/4 c. smooth spicy mustard
3 T. grapeseed oil
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
1 T. pure maple syrup

*Select organic ingredients for optimum nutrition.

Preparation

Whisk all ingredients together in a glass bowl, or shake together in a glass jar. Serve over your favorite greens. Refrigerate leftover portion.

Nutrition

50 calories, 5 g total fat, 1 g monounsaturated fat, 3 g polyunsaturated fat,

3 g carbohydrate, 2 g sugar, 90 mg sodium

[Ed. Note: Laura B. LaValle, RD, LD is presently the director of dietetics nutrition at LaValle Metabolic Institute (formerly part of Living Longer Institute). She offers personal nutritional counseling at LMI for clients who need help with their diet in relation to illness or disease. Laura also provides educational services in the areas of health promotion, wellness, and disease prevention. To learn more, click here. ]


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