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Ground flaxseed contributes a nutty flavor, as well as omega-3 fatty acids, to salad dressings. The flaxseed mixture thickens as it stands and gives the dressing its texture. Try tossing it with romaine lettuce, Parmesan cheese shavings, and toasted bread cubes for a classic Caesar salad.

Patsy Jamieson
Recipe by Cooking Light April 2001

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Yield:
1/2 cup (serving size: 1 tablespoon)
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Place the flaxseed in a clean coffee grinder or blender, and process until finely ground. Place flaxseed meal in a medium bowl; add water, stirring with a whisk. Let stand 5 minutes. Add vinegar and remaining ingredients; stir with a whisk.

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  • Note: Store dressing in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. Store remaining flaxseed in the refrigerator; since it's high in fat, it can go rancid easily.

Nutrition Facts

40 calories; calories from fat 89%; fat 4g; saturated fat 0.5g; mono fat 2.6g; poly fat 0.6g; protein 0.4g; carbohydrates 0.8g; fiber 0.4g; cholesterol 0mg; iron 0.1mg; sodium 133mg; calcium 5mg.
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