Spicy Mediterranean Vinaigrette

Spicy Mediterranean Vinaigrette

Makes: about 3/4 cup
Active Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Sweet raisins, honey and carrot juice balance the heat of crushed red pepper in this brightly colored vinaigrette.

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 teaspoon black mustard seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 cup carrot juice
  • 2 tablespoons golden raisins
  • 2 tablespoons red-wine vinegar
  • 4 sprigs fresh cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon nonfat plain yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons crushed red pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil

Preparation

  1. Heat mustard seeds, coriander and cumin in a small dry skillet over medium heat until fragrant, 2 to 3 minutes. Add carrot juice and simmer over medium heat until reduced by half, about 3 minutes.
  2. Place raisins in a blender and add the hot juice. Let stand for 5 minutes to plump the raisins. Then add vinegar, cilantro, yogurt, honey, crushed red pepper, salt and pepper and blend until combined. Pour in oil and blend until smooth, about 1 minute.

Tips & Notes

Make Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate for up to 3 days.

Nutrition Facts

  • Servings Per Recipe 12
  • Amount Per tablespoon
  • Calories 55
  • % Daily values *
  • 8% Total Fat 5g
    • 5% Saturated Fat 1g
    • Trans Fat 0g
    • Monounsaturated Fat 4g
  • 0% Cholesterol 0mg
  • 1% Potassium 50mg
  • 2% Sodium 53mg
  • 1% Total Carbohydrate 3g
    • 0% Dietary Fiber 0g
    • Sugars 2g
  • 0% Protein 0g

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Nutrients Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less than 2400mg 2400mg
Total Carbohydrate Equals 300g 375g
Dietary Fiber Equals 25g 30g

Recipe by EatingWell.com

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