Chia Seed Balsamic Vinaigrette

Yield: 4 servings

Serving Size: 1 ounce

Calories per serving: 52

Fat per serving: 1.86

Chia Seed Balsamic Vinaigrette

This adaptation of a classic balsamic vinaigrette is a great way to incorporate omega 3 fatty acids into your diet. By replacing olive oil with chia seeds, you replace a dressing high in omega 6 with a dressing packed with omega 3.

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons dried chia seeds
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 large clove garlic
  • 1 dried date
  • 1 teaspoon mustard (optional: you can leave it out if you are gluten-free or paleo)

Instructions

  1. Add all the ingredients to a blender, and pulse on and off for about 1 minute.
  2. Refrigerate over night, or until the chia seeds are plump and saturated (at least 2 hours).
  3. Blend the dressing again to break up the seeds, and adjust the consistency to your liking by slowly adding balsamic vinegar.
  4. Serve over your favorite salad and enjoy.

Notes

Carbs 7.43 g | Fiber 2.20 g | Fat 1.86 g | Protein 1.21 g High in Omega 3, Fiber, Calcium, Magnesium, Manganese, Phosphorus, Selenium Dairy-Free Gluten-Free

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