Friday, July 19, 2013

Don't throw out the mustard! Easy Balsamic-Mustard Vinaigrette

So, one of my pet peeves is trying to get all of the mustard out of the jar.  Fortunately, the amount of mustard left is usually the perfect amount to use in salad dressing.

This Balsamic-Mustard Vinaigrette is so tasty, you will never know it contains around 25 calories per tablespoon!

Balsamic-Mustard Vinaigrette

  • Mustard leftover in container
  • 4 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp chia seeds
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 1/8 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 stevia packet or 1 tsp sugar, honey, maple syrup or agave
  • 1/2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1-2  cloves garlic, pressed
  • 1 tbsp nutritional yeast (optional)
  • Salt/pepper to taste

Mix everything together in the mustard bottle.

You can replace the fresh garlic with 1 tsp garlic powder if desired.
Lemon Pepper would be an awesome replacement for black pepper.

I enjoyed a tablespoon drizzled over 1/2 of an avocado with fresh parsley for breakfast. 


  1. This is such a simple idea that I can't believe I haven't though of it! And it comes with a built-in storage container for the dressing! Love it! Thanks for sharing! =)

  2. That is genius and sounds super yummy!