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Thursday, February 13, 2014

21 Day Fix Dressings Right Here!!

Ok so I don't want to give away EVERYTHING in the 21 Day Fix plan, but I do plan to share some great recipes, as well as my progress and meal  plans.  So, first up are the salad dressings that are recommended in the program.  You certainly don't have to do the program to make them!  I've tried the Balsamic Vinaigrette and it was awesome!



Note: You can store leftover dressings in a covered container in the refrigerator.  Some of the dressings may thicken when cold, so, place in room temperature for about 30 minutes and stir before serving.

Balsamic Vinaigrette (Makes 8 servings at 6 tsp. each)
  • 6 Tbsp. Balsamic Vinegar 
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tsp raw honey or pure maple syrup
  • 2 tsp Dijon Mustard
  • 6 Tbsp Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
* Combine and whisk vinegar, lemon juice, and honey in a medium bowl. Stir in the mustard then slowly add oil while whisking.  Be sure to mix well.

Creamy Herb Dressing (Makes 12 servings, about 6 tsp each)
  • 1 medium avocado, cut into chunks
  • 1 1/2 cups plain Greek Yogurt (nonfat)
  • 4 Tbsp finely chopped herbs (ex: tarragon, parsley, mint, or cilantro)
  • 3 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1 dash ground white pepper
  • 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil


*Place avocado, yogurt herbs, lemon juice, salt, and pepper in a blender and blend until smooth.  Continue blending mixture and slow add oil until well blended. 

Lemon Tarragon Vinaigrette (Makes 6 servings, about 6 tsp each)
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped shallot
  • 6 fresh tarragon sprigs, leaves removed and chopped, stem discarded
  • 4 tsp Dijon Mustard
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 6 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil

* Whisk lemon juice, shallot, tarragon, mustard, salt, and pepper in medium bowl.  Slowly add oil while whisking, mix well.

Dijon Vinaigrette (Makes 8 servings, about 6 tsp each)
  • 3 Tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 3 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 3 Tbsp Dijon Mustard
  • 2 cloves garlic (chopped)
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 6 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
* Whisk vinegar, lemon juice, mustard, garlic, salt, and pepper in a medium bowl.  Slowly add the oil while whisking and mix well.

Asian Citrus Vinaigrette (Makes 6 servings, about 6 tsp each)
  • 1/4 cup 100% orange juice
  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tsp raw honey
  • 1/2 inch fresh ginger, peeled, finely grated
  • 1/4 cup sesame oil
* Whisk orange juice, vinegar, soy sauce, honey, and ginger in a medium bowl. Slow add the oil while whisking, mix well.





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