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    Cucumber Herb Vinaigrette

    As the base of this herb-spiked dressing, pureed cucumber provides a mellow grassy flavor and a luxurious texture. Pureeing vegetables into a salad dressing is a great way to give it body (and to sneak in more low-cal vegetables). Experiment with tomatoes, arugula and/or roasted garlic to create your own dressing magic.

    Ingredients

    • 1 small cucumber, peeled, seeded and chopped
    • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
    • 2 tablespoons red-wine vinegar
    • 2 tablespoons fresh chives, chopped
    • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
    • 1 tablespoon nonfat, or low-fat plain yogurt
    • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
    • 1 teaspoon prepared horseradish
    • 1 teaspoon sugar
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt

    Instructions

    Step 1
    Puree cucumber, oil, vinegar, chives, parsley, yogurt, mustard, horseradish, sugar and salt in a blender until smooth.

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