Two tablespoons of my honey-lime vinaigrette contain 95 calories and 6.2 fat grams.
KATHY'S HONEY-LIME VINAIGRETTE
3 tablespoons canola oil
1/3 cup rice vinegar
3 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons Splenda
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1 teaspoon finely grated lime peel
1 teaspoon sesame oil
1 1/2 teaspoons minced red bell pepper
1 teaspoon minced onion
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/8 teaspoon salt
Combine all ingredients in a small glass or ceramic bowl. Stir well.
Heat dressing in the microwave on high for 1 to 1 1/2 minutes, or until mixture begins to bubble. Remove dressing from the microwave and whisk it briskly for 1 minute. The dressing will thicken as it cools.
Cover and chill for at least two hours before serving.
Makes 1 cup. Serves 8.
Per 2-tablespoon serving: 95 calories, 6.2 fat grams, 176 mg sodium, 5 carb grams.
Adapted from "Top Secret Restaurant Recipes 2" by chef Todd Wilbur.
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