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Lemon Basil Flaxseed Salad Dressing

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Lemon Basil Flaxseed Dressing
Regan Jones, R.D., from the Healthy Aperture Blog
Regan Jones, R.D., from the Healthy Aperture Blog

This quick and easy salad dressing recipe uses flaxseeds to increase the payload of omega-3s and fiber. Combine fresh lemon and basil with ground golden flax to create a thick and hearty dressing without added fat or calories.

Lemon Basil Flaxseed Salad Dressing Servings: 6
You'll need
  • 2 tablespoons finely ground flaxseeds (I prefer golden flaxseeds)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Recipe courtesy of Regan Jones, R.D., of Healthy Aperture Blog

Directions 
1. Place ground flaxseed in a medium jar; add water and shake to combine. Let stand 5 minutes.
2. Add lemon juice and remaining ingredients. Shake well to combine.
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