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French and Dijon Salad Dressings

Posted by ataraktos on 2013-07-14

Summer means salad weather here. Nice not to have to heat up the kitchen, cooking supper. Also salads are a great way to bump up your consumption of leafy greens, which are so incredibly healthy for us. This summer, I found some Organic Ville salad dressings - vegan, gluten-free, tasty. And not exactly cheap. This weekend, I finally decided to have a go at making my own salad dressings. Couldn't be easier or faster. And a lot less expensive than store-bought. As made, by weights, the Dijon has approximately 65 calories per 1.5 tablespoons and the French has approximately 85 calories for the same size serving. Next time I make either, I plan to make them just a touch sweeter and maybe try white vinegar.

Dijon Vinaigrette:

  • 42 grams agave
  • 60 grams dijon mustard
  • 80 grams canola oil
  • 60 grams apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp dry mustard
  • 1/4 tsp tumeric
  • 1/2 tsp black peppel
  • 1 tsp dried tarragon


  • 160 grams canola oil
  • 135 grams ketchup
  • 65 grams apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 15 grams vegan mayo
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 50 grams sugar
Instructions for either:
  1. Combine ingredients in a jar suitable for your immersion blender.
  2. Mix until emulsified.
  3. Refrigerate.
Adapted from various online recipes and the ingredient listings of the Organic Ville products.