A Canyon Ranch Spa Guest Favorite!
Have you ever dreamt of spending a week at Canyon Ranch Spa? I know I have — ever since I saw Oprah do a show from there.
Oh yeah, baby! This girl has a recurring dream — pampering — eating healthy gourmet food — swimming in beautiful pools — taking phenomenal hikes — you get the idea! Did I mention massages? Canyon Ranch Spa sings to my soul!
Well, I can’t offer you all that, but I can offer you this phenomenal fat-free salad dressing that has been a guest favorite at Canyon Ranch for ov3er 25 years.
It was first published in a book called Jet Fuel, The New Food Strategy for the High Performance Person, published in 1984. I L-O-V-E this salad dressing and I’ve discovered that the flavor is better if the combination is made the day before you plan to use it, allowing the flavors to marry.
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup red wine vinegar
- 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground
- black pepper
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
- 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
- 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
- 1 cup water
- Combine salt and vinegar and stir until salt is dissolved. Add all other ingredients except the water and mix until well combined.
- Add water, shake well. Refrigerate in tightly covered container.
OTHER FLAVOR OPTIONS
Italian Salad Dressing
Add 1 tablespoon each of fresh oregano, basil, and tarragon, finely chopped, or 1 teaspoon of each of the same herbs, dried, crushing them first in a mortar and pestle.
Asian Salad Dressing
Add 1 teaspoon curry powder and 1/8 teaspoon ground ginger.
Mexican Salad Dressing
Add 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin.
Tarragon Salad Dressing
Add 3 tablespoons fresh tarragon, finely chopped, or 1 teaspoon dried, crushed before using in a mortar and pestle.
YIELD: Makes 2 cups
SERVING SIZE: 2 Tablespoons
CALORIES 5 / FAT 0 grams / CHOLESTEROL 0 grams / SODIUM 93 mg / CARBS 2 g