Tomato Herb Dressing

Makes 1 1/4 cups (310 mL)

This healthful, low-oil dressing can be varied according to your preferred herbs—for example, dill, oregano, or marjoram on their own or in combination. If you use dried herbs, use one-third the amount of the fresh herbs called for. The tomato juice provides body and considerably reduces the amount of oil required.

1 cup (250 mL) tomato juice
2 tablespoons (30 mL) lemon juice
2 tablespoons (30 mL) apple cider vinegar
2 tablespoons (30 mL) extra-virgin olive oil
1 1/2 teaspoons (7 mL) chopped fresh basil
1 teaspoon (5 mL) Dijon mustard
1/2 teaspoon (2 mL) dried tarragon, crushed
Pinch of black pepper
Put the tomato juice, lemon juice, vinegar, oil, basil, mustard, tarragon, and pepper in a jar with a lid and shake for 30 seconds. This dressing will keep, refrigerated, for up to 2 weeks.

Per 2 tablespoons (30 mL): calories: 30, protein: 0.3 g, fat: 3 g, carbohydrate: 1 g (1 g from sugar), dietary fibre: 0.2 g, calcium: 4 mg, iron: 0.2 mg, magnesium: 3 mg, phosphorus: 7 mg, potassium: 64 mg, sodium: 106 mg, zinc: 0 mg, thiamin: 0 mg, riboflavin: 0 mg, niacin: 0 mg, vitamin B6: 0 mg, folate: 6 mcg, pantothenic acid: 0.1 mg, vitamin B12: 0 mcg, vitamin A: 15 mcg, vitamin C: 4 mg, vitamin E: 0.2 mg, omega-6 fatty acids: 0 g, omega-3 fatty acids: 0 g

Percentage of calories from protein 3%, fat 79 %, carbohydrate 18%