Carrot-Orange Dressing
The teensy bit of fat in this fat-free salad dressing is coming from the cayenne pepper, of all things.
  • 3/4 teaspoon unflavored gelatin
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 3/4 cup carrot juice
  • 3 tablespoons orange juice
  • 4 teaspoons white wine vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper

1. In a small heatproof bowl, sprinkle the gelatin over the water and let stand until the gelatin has softened, about 2 minutes. Place the bowl in a pan of simmering water and heat until the gelatin has dissolved, about 2 minutes. Remove from the pan and let the gelatin cool to room temperature.

2. In a small bowl, or a jar with a tight-fitting lid, combine the cooled gelatin, the carrot juice, orange juice, vinegar, salt, and cayenne. Whisk or shake to combine. Refrigerate for about 1 hour or until slightly syrupy.

3. Store in the refrigerator and bring to room temperature before using.

Nutritional Information
Per 1/4 cup: 26 calories, 0.1g total fat (0g saturated), 0mg cholesterol, 0.4g dietary fiber (0g soluble), 5g carbohydrate, 1g protein, 159mg sodium.
Good source of: beta carotene.

Date Published: 09/19/2005 > Printer-friendly Version
1 cup

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