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Tangy Goat Cheese Dressing

A little of a strongly flavored, rich-tasting ingredient, such as goat cheese or miso, balances the tart edge in a low-fat dressing.Serve with arugula, Boston lettuce, watercress or pear slices; omit the scallion if serving with fruit.


  • 4 ounces soft goat cheese, at room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons white wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • Pinch of superfine sugar
  • 2 tablespoons low-fat (1.5%) buttermilk
  • Salt and freshly ground white pepper
  • 1 tablespoon minced scallion

How to Make It

  1. In a small bowl, stir the goat cheese, vinegar, mustard and sugar until smooth. Stir in the buttermilk and 2 tablespoons of water until smooth; if necessary, stir in more water. Season with salt and white pepper. Stir in the scallion just before serving.

  2. Make Ahead: The dressing can be refrigerated, covered, for up to 3 days.

  3. Notes: ONE TABLESPOON: Calories 16 kcal, Protein 1 gm, Carbohydrate .3 gm, Cholesterol 4 mg, Total Fat 3 gm, Saturated Fat .9 gm