Fat-Free Balsamic Vinaigrette

Prep: 10 minutes Chill: 2 hours

Serves:Makes 2 1/2 cups

This will keep in the refrigerator for several weeks.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup unseasoned rice vinegar
  • 3-4 cloves garlic
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1-2 tbsp agave nectar
  • 1/2 tsp xanthan or guar gum

Directions

Place all ingredients in a blender jar and process until very smooth and emulsified. Taste for sweetness and add more agave to taste if necessary. Chill in refrigerator for at least 2 hours. Dressing will thicken as it chills.

Hints: Use the best quality vinegars you can find for the best flavored dressing. Xanthan or guar gums are excellent thickeners for oil-free salad dressings because they thicken without heat as the dressing chills in the refrigerator.