House Vinaigrette

Posted by on May 22, 2014 in Condiments | Dressings | Dips, Easy Button Low Carb Keto Recipes, Gluten Free Recipes, Low Carb Keto Recipes | 10 comments

House Vinaigrette

Let’s make low carb keto friendly, totally gluten and sugar free salad dressing that tastes better than you can even imagine! You know you’re looking for low carb salad dressings that doesn’t have any hidden sugar or funky, partially hydrogenated rancid oil. We saw you!

Sure, House Vinaigrette Dressing doesn’t sound like a sexy topic for a Fluffy Chix Cook blog post. But raise your hands, please. How many of you are afraid of making homemade low carb keto-groovy salad dressings? Answer this question. How many minutes do you spend reading the labels on the backs of the salad dressings in the condiment isle at the store? How many times do you audibly gasp at the carb counts, or wonder why anyone needs to add sugar to an Italian dressing? All those ingredients simply scare me spitless. They do! Oh and if it’s manufactured, let’s not forget those partially hydrogenated oils – and/or soy they like to hide in your food.
Those of you who know Fluffy Chix, know we are no purist. You know we flirt a little with hedonism and have been known to use a bottled product or two for convenience. But we passed partially hydrogenated vegetable oils and premade salad dressings about 10 miles and 14 years back. They were the first to get the heave-ho. Sorry premade dressings it’s you, not us.

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Nah, sorry, bottled salad dressing is just not for us any longer. The convenience factor can no longer be reconciled against the heavy down side of the ingredients—crummy risk/reward benefits. If you want to do little things to change your life, simply start by ditching the store-bought, pre-made salad dressings and salad dressing mixes and start making your own. You will thank me. It’s the little things, the baby steps that add up to a healthy new you! And those little things will tilt your world on its axis—for the better. Homemade house vinaigrette is the best! And even better? It only takes a few minutes to make.

One of the most fun, non-traditional uses for keto-licious House Vinaigrette dressing is to add it to the greens going on your low carb sandwich! Toss the greens and vinaigrette together, then pile them onto your sandwich. Don’t forget to use our Basic Revolution-ary Buns and Focaccia to make that a low carb sandwich!

 

What’s your favorite salad dressing? We won’t lie. We’re House Vinaigrette and Ranch hos. Yes, indeedy!

 

For more Fluffy Chix Cook’s salad dressings or for Fluffy Chix Cook’s Ranch Dressing, simply let your fingers do a stroll through the handy search feature in the upper right page.

 

House Vinaigrette

Prep Time: 8 minutes

Total Time: 8 minutes

Yield: 24 Tablespoons

Serving Size: 1 Tablespoon

Calories per serving: 42

Fat per serving: 5g

House Vinaigrette

Fluffy Chix Cook House Vinaigrette is so quick and easy to make. It adds a punch of vinegary, garlicky-goodness to a simple side salad. Works with any cuisine! And by the way, this is SUPER as a marinade or on wings.

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Peel and crush garlic. Add Dijon, Worcestershire, Tabasco, ACV (apple cider vinegar) and water. Stir to combine.
  2. Whisk in extra virgin olive oil. Season with kosher or sea salt and lots of freshly ground black pepper.
  3. (Hint: You can also make this in a shaker cup or mason jar and shake it to combine.)

Notes

This is Fluffy Chix go-to salad dressing. The House Vinaigrette tastes better than bottled dressing and is healthy too. No fake oils, no rancid fats or BPA to worry about. You'll find yourself craving it. It’s garlicky-goodness, wrapped in crispy greens.

If you prefer creamy dressings, combine some of the House Vinaigrette with plain yogurt or plain yogurt and sour cream, or add a splash of buttermilk. We like using about a 1:1 ratio. Makes a creamy dressing that lightly coats the salad greens.

Use about 1-3 Tablespoons per salad.

Serving Ideas Serve over salads and on sandwiches and veggies.

Nutritional Information

Per Tablespoon: 42 Calories; 5g Fat (94.9% calories from fat); trace Protein; 0.5g Carbohydrate; 0.04g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol; 0.46g Net Carbohydrate

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10 Comments

  1. Another winner, Miss Susie!! I finally got your House Vinaigrette made this afternoon and I like it too!

    I was afraid it was too tart for me so I turned a little of it into a creamy dressing with some sour cream, as per the variation you shared. That is quite tasty too!

    When I used each of the above on individual sections of a salad I made tonight, somehow what I thought was too tart, was just right on the greens! Also, when I tasted the ‘creamy’ vinaigrette by itself a few hours after making it, it made me think of coleslaw – so guess what else I’ll be trying!!

    Thank you for sharing so generously. I love what you cook!!

    Hugs,
    Alice B.

    • Alice, it does “feel” like it’s going to be crazy tart. But I’m so glad you went ahead and tried it on a dressed salad. It’s hard to beat this dressing. I use it as a base for some many other styles. You can add sour cream, or mayo, or Greek yogurt for a creamy/cole slaw version, you can add different herbs and spices to make it fit a particular cuisine. We eat it or Ranch “almost” every night. 😉 Although I must confess we have my homemade blue cheese and thousand island frequently, too!

      xoxo
      Susie

      • Oh my! Please share your homemade blue cheese dressing when you have the chance! I’ll look in the archives too, later! BC is my fave fave dressing!!

        Thank you and big hugs!
        Alice

        • I will try to get to it for you this week girly!

          xoxo
          S

          • It was time to make another batch of House Vinaigrette today so I stepped out a little this afternoon and ‘made this dressing my own’ and it’s good!!

            I made some ‘Chive Blossom’ vinegar a few weeks ago. In this jar of new HV, I used the chive blossom vinegar instead of ACV and also added some tarragon and lemon peel (wish that had been fresh, not dried).

            This is where I found the Chive Blossom Vinegar:
            http://www.agardenforthehouse.com/2012/05/chive-blossom-vinegar/

            Like you said, the HV lends itself to other incarnations easily!

            Thank you again!

            XXOO

            Alice

          • Yes, it does! Change the acid. Add herbs. Change the oils! So many permutations! And you can change ratios even so that it’s closer to 1 part vinegar to 3 parts oil (but I would omit the water at that point. You can also make it thicker if you like it that way using xanthan gum or glucomannan. 😀 Make your creation creamy by adding a Tbsp or cream and a Tbsp of mayo, sour cream or Greek Yogurt. 😀 Endless possibility! 😀

            Love the idea of the chive blossom vinegar!!!

  2. How long is this dressing good if kept in a mason jar in the fridge?

    • Until it’s gone. 🙂 Me=longtime survivor of refrigerator roulette. 🙂

  3. This is now my go-to vinaigrette & I have it in my fridge at all times! In my most recent batch, I used avocado oil which does not re-blend well after being chilled. Next batch I’m going back to olive oil!
    Thanks for the recipe, it is awesome!

    • It’s our go-to as well! We adore unfiltered evoo!

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