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Spicy Mediterranean Vinaigrette

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

Prep: 20 minutes | Total Time: 20 minutes
  • 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
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons
    crushed red pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon
  • 1/4 cup
    extra-virgin olive oil
    freshly ground pepper, to taste
  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.
Nutritional Information

Makes: 3/4 cup
  • Calories55
  • Fat5 g
    • Saturated fat1 g
  • Cholesterol0 mg
  • Carbohydrates3 g
    • Dietary fiber0 g
  • Protein0 g
  • Sodium53 mg
* Nutritional Guidelines based on the USDA's MyPlate Standards.
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