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Agave Nectar Dijon Balsmic dressing *V
April 13, 2010, 8:41 pm
Filed under: Dressing/Dip, Includes photo, Vegan, Vegetarian | Tags: , , , ,

Hello!  Here is a recipe for one of my favorite salad dressings that I make from home.  It’s super tasty and very easy to make.  The dressing is sweet and slightly vinegary.

Prep/Cook Time: 10 min

(p.s. the *V denotes that this recipe is vegan)

Ingredients:

1/4 cup agave nectar
1/4 cup dijon mustard
2/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/4 cup red wine vinegar or balsamic vinegar
2 cloves garlic, minced

Directions:

Put all the ingredients in a mixing bowl and whisk together until mixed.  Put into a bottle and serve!  Keep refrigerated and shake up everytime you use it.

Here’s some photos:

Agave Nectar

Here’s agave nectar.  It is a sweetener that is derived from the same plant as tequila.  It has a low glycemic index (won’t skyrocket your blood sugar) so some like to use it to make tasty diabetic treats.  If you google “agave nectar” you will find some controversy — some people say its just as bad for you as corn syrup, some say that it may even be cut with corn syrup since it’s produced in Mexico and unregulated.  ::shrug::  I like to use it as an alternative sweetener sometimes.  My favorite application of it (besides this dressing) is in cereal.  You can find it usually in the sugar section of your local grocer (I’ve even found it in rural Western PA)

Agave Dijon dressing, unmixed

Here is what the dressing looks like before you whisk it.  Kind of pretty, eh?

*This recipe was modified from “Skinny Bitch in the Kitch: Kick Ass Recipes for Hungry Girls Who Want to Stop Cooking Crap (and Start Looking Hot!)” by Rory Freedman and Kim Barnouin.  An awesome vegan cookbook I highly recommend, along with their book “Skinny Bitch”

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