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How to Make Italian Vinaigrette

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My aunt taught me how to make Italian Vinaigrette I was a child, and I’ve since altered (what I can remember of it) to be free of sugar. Cucumbers have high water content and aid in hydration, which is especially important in summer heat.

Here’s how I make this salad . . .

Coarsely chop 2 cucumbers into a bowl. Finely chop one half of a red onion and add it to the cucumbers. Toss in generous amount of whole grape tomatoes.

To make Italian vinaigrette, pour 1 cup of olive oil and ¾-cup of red wine vinegar into a jar. Add ½-teaspoon each of garlic powder and paprika. Add a dash of salt and pepper. Add 1 packet of Stevia to sweeten. Shake well. Adjust to taste.

Pour the vinaigrette over the cucumber, tomato, onion and stir well. Serve at room temperature. As an option, add crumbled feta cheese.

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Did You Know?

Cucumbers have high water content and aid in hydration, which is especially important in summer heat.


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: You can transform this salad into a salsa by finely dicing the cucumbers, tomatoes and onion. Use it to top grilled fish or scrambled eggs.

Marinade: Italian vinaigrette also makes a great marinade for fish.

How to Make Homemade Dressing: You can use my Dressing Guide (online here) to create your own version of Catalina, Thousand Island, French dressing, Greek vinaigrette, ranch, honey-mustard, tartar sauce, cocktail sauce or remoulade.

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For more recipes, check out my book, The Art of Gluten-Free Living: Three Essentials for Being, Eating and Living Well. 

It’s available on AppleGoogle PlayBarnes & Noble, and Amazon.

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Be sure to pass this info along to anyone who would love to have it! Thank you so much for joining me. Enjoy the dressings!

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