Parmesan Balsamic Vinaigrette

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Dietary Interest:: vegetarian, no added sugar, low cholesterol, gluten-free

Parmesan Balsamic Vinaigrette

Yield:

1 c (240 ml)

Total Time:

10 Minutes

Print:

8.5x11

Difficulty:

Intermediate

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Ingredients

  • 2 Tablespoons (30 ml) balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 lemon, peeled
  • 1 small garlic clove, peeled
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 Tablespoons (8 g) blend of fresh basil leaves and fresh thyme leaves
  • 1/4 cup (20 g) finely grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup (120 ml) extra virgin olive oil, divided use

Directions

  1. Place balsamic vinegar, lemon, garlic, salt, fresh herbs, Parmesan, pepper and 1/4 cup (60 ml) olive oil into the Vitamix container in the order listed and secure lid.
  2. Select Variable 1.
  3. Turn machine on and slowly increase speed to Variable 6.
  4. Blend for 5 seconds. Remove the lid plug.
  5. Pour remaining 1/4 cup (60 ml) oil through the lid plug opening in a slow, steady stream. Replace the lid plug.
  6. Slowly increase speed to Variable 10, then to High.
  7. Blend for an additional 15 seconds or until emulsified

This recipe has been written for the Vitamix 5200 with Standard 64-ounce container. If you are using a different Vitamix machine or container size, you may need to make adjustments to the Variable Speed, processing time, and/or ingredient quantities.

Nutritional Facts

Servings Size 2 Tablespoons (30 ml)

Amount Per Serving

 
Calories 140
Saturated Fat 2.5
Total Fat 15 g
Saturated Fat 2.5 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 180 mg
Total Carbohydrate 1 g
Dietary Fiber 0 g
Sugars 1 g
Protein 1 g