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Almond Balsamic Vinaigrette


Almond Balsamic Vinaigrette

Serves: 6

Category: Salads, Dressings, Dips and Sauces
Author: www.DrFuhrman.com
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This nut-based dressing is a classic that works with all types of salads. Make a batch and enjoy it for several meals!

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Ingredients:

3-4 cloves garlic, unpeeled
1/2 cup water
1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
1/4 cup raw almonds
1/4 cup raisins
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon dried basil
1/2 teaspoon onion powder

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Roast unpeeled garlic in a small baking dish for about 25 minutes or until soft. When cool, remove the skins.

Blend the roasted garlic with the remaining ingredients in a food processor or high-powered blender.

Calories 58; Protein 1 g; Carbohydrates 9 g; Sugars 6 g; Total Fat 2 g; Saturated Fat 0.2 g; Cholesterol 0 mg; Sodium 5 mg; Fiber 1 g; Beta-Carotene 4 ug; Vitamin C 1 mg; Calcium 30 mg; Iron 0.6 mg; Folate 4 ug; Magnesium 17 mg; Potassium 106 mg; Zinc 0.2 mg; Selenium 0.5 ug

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wendyso

04/05/2011 05:55 PM

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I thought this recipe was perfect! I did use only 3 garlic bulbs because I was afraid of the sheer amount of raw garlic, and it was plenty strong for my taste. I will be making this one again and again! Thank you Dr. F!

BetsyNY

04/06/2011 06:08 PM

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This is really delicious. I am a garlic fanatic, so I used all 4 cloves. I also used white balsamic vinegar. It's like a creamy garlic dressing with slight raisin/sweet undertone. I am also definitely going to make this over and over again. I was excited at how good it was actually!

BetsyNY

04/06/2011 06:08 PM

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This is really delicious. I am a garlic fanatic, so I used all 4 cloves. I also used white balsamic vinegar. It's like a creamy garlic dressing with slight raisin/sweet undertone. I am also definitely going to make this over and over again. I was excited at how good it was actually!

Del

04/27/2011 01:40 PM

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Delicious recipe. I plan to serve it for company dinner this Sunday. The raw garlic is a bit too strong on the first day, but the second day the flavor blends nicely

Deb0912

06/25/2011 05:52 PM

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This is great over what I dubbed "Man Salad" - romaine, grilled portobellos, avocado, pumpkin seeds, tomato. I roasted the garlic, to mellow the flavor, and it worked great, since I was using it the same day I made it - no time to let it set a day. Take the time to blend until smooth, and refrigerate until cold.

dominiqueviens

07/30/2011 12:18 PM

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This dressing is amazing. I didn't have any raisins so I put dates instead and I put fresh basil instead of dried and it was excellent. My booyfriend who is pretty fussy about his salad dressings absolutely loved it. This recipe is going to be filed under "my favorites" in my recipe book!

Dokken

08/24/2011 08:46 AM

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This is an excellent dressing! The only change I made in the recipe was to use brown rice vinegar instead of roasted garlic rice vinegar. After storing in the refrigerator it was a little thick, so I thinned it with water. Loved it!

Beverly Wood

03/30/2012 11:01 PM

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This is amazing, and has just the right amount of balance to the flavor it is not overpowering one way or another. The blend is excellent

baneja

04/02/2012 02:05 PM

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This turned out really well! I used fresh basil, sunflower seeds instead of almonds, dates instead of raisins, and just 1 raw garlic clove. It turned out sweet but good. I then added a splash of olive juice and it was AMAZING!

pamnj

05/27/2012 06:24 PM

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Delicious and easy to make.

Toneka

09/24/2012 09:02 PM

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Great Dressing! A nice change. I made as written and it tastes great over any mixture of fresh veggies.

DSoho

12/04/2012 10:39 PM

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i LOVE garlic and 6 cloves was "too strong to eat at work" although delicious. Second time around i did 4 cloves and still a bit too garlicky. Definitely eat this with someone who loves you unconditionally and not before your staff meeting!

Great dressing will make time and again!
This comment was last edited on 12/04/2012 10:40 PM

vbpets replies:

03/21/2019 08:34 AM

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The recipe is 3-4 cloves roasted garlic not 6.

Marabella

01/25/2013 05:13 PM

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I used white balsamic, and added 1/3 cup of sunflower seeds and 1/4 cup raw cashews, doubled the oregano and basil. Lovely

exacta12

02/27/2013 01:33 PM

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How long can you store the dressing for?

1111

05/17/2013 02:30 AM

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Aloha Doc,
This is my all time favorite salad dressing, it's a Five Star in our household. As we say in the Hawaiian Islands ......ono, which means it tastes
good.....Mahalo, 1111

Lelaine

05/25/2013 04:58 PM

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Very flavorful and fresh! For a quick prep, I put the raw almonds and the next 4 ingredients in a sandwich bag for later use. When I'm ready for a new batch, I pop the garlic cloves in the microwave on 30% power for a few minutes, add the cooked garlic, and ingredients in the bag to the vinegar and water and whirl!

barranquina replies:

02/18/2018 06:54 PM

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What a great idea! ;)

jezza68

07/07/2013 11:56 AM

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This is a super tasty dressing. A little goes a long way. I don't bother roasting the garlic and only use 1 large clove. I also add 1TB stone ground mustard. Nice and quick!

caslowe

07/22/2013 08:08 PM

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Delicious dressing! It was pretty thick, so I thinned it with a couple tablespoons of water. Great flavor balance! Even my husband liked it!

SuzBee

09/02/2013 09:45 PM

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I could only get 2 servings from this dressing when using it to dress a pound of cooked/raw veg. The flavor is great though, I just tossed the foil packet of garlic in the toaster oven as I prepped dinner and before I knew it, it was done! Will make very often.

Elaine Garces

11/07/2013 09:31 PM

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Delicious dressing. I've served this to my husband and myself so many times ... Over a year now. Every lunch/dinner guest loves this recipe. Tonight I added it to mixed greens and spinach along with red grapes, apples, celery, red pepper, mushroom, etc., all organic. It was mouth watering. Every single person just raves about this dressing. And it's so quick and easy to prepare. I don't always roast the garlic ... Winner either way. Great way to start the dinner ahead, especially for non-ETL's.

Karmafroggy

07/26/2014 09:22 AM

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I used garlic powder, to sub the garlic (about 3/4 tsp) and agave nectar (about a tsp) as a sub for the raisins. This is the most delicious thing I have ever made. Holy cow. Thank you for this brilliant recipe!!!

Wendywoman

07/26/2014 06:47 PM

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This dressing is delicious and very versatile. I made it with pomegranate balsamic vinegar which gave it more depth. I tossed it with roasted vegetables and tofu, served over arugula.

hbielich

07/27/2014 03:19 PM

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This is a nice change from the other dressings. I would recommend that you double the recipe so that there is enough to blend more easily. I suppose it would blend better if you soaked the almonds first.
Anyway, it's a great dressing.

Sandi

03/01/2015 12:54 PM

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Great dressing! I used almond butter instead of almonds.

CaptFox

03/21/2015 12:47 AM

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Found this both delicious and easy to make. First dressing I have made since I bought my books.

Laury

05/10/2015 02:51 PM

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My favorite dressing! I always have a batch in the fridge. I make a batch every Sunday and Thursday. No idea how long it keeps because it goes quickly. My whole family loves this dressing. The only change is that I use 2 TBS almond butter in place of the almonds. I use 3 cloves roasted garlic. After it chills I always need to thin it before using.

maximus99

09/04/2015 11:28 AM

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Is there any substitute for the rasins as they have 24 grams of sugar per 1/4 cup

Georges_Canard replies:

03/18/2019 11:25 PM

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Use less raisins. 

VictoryInJ

10/24/2015 03:24 PM

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Delicious!

mary

11/27/2015 09:14 AM

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this is so good... i added anchovies as well around a teaspoon...
This comment was last edited on 11/27/2015 09:48 AM

sierrael

02/07/2017 06:07 PM

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Good stuff!!

Enlin

09/18/2017 09:14 PM

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Great dressing!  Definitely has taste!!

barranquina

02/18/2018 06:56 PM

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Really yummy dressing! However, I will put a little less balsamic vinegar next time. A little too strong for us.

amyw67

10/23/2018 12:31 AM

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This dressing is delicious and so easy to make! I use a little extra water as it always seems a little thick for me.