Creamy Vinaigrette

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Creamy Vinaigrette

Added by: on Jan 4th, 2011
This vinaigrette is lovely on vegetables and greens. The acidity of the lime juice or vinegar causes the cream to thicken to just the right consistency.
Prep Time:
15 min
Cook Time:
0 min
Ready In:
15 min



Original Recipe Yield: 1 serving (1/2 cup)


  • 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice (red or white wine vinegar, or sherry wine vinegar)
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine salt
  • Pepper
  • 5 tablespoons heavy cream (or creme fraiche)
  • * 2 teaspoons chopped fresh herbs (such as chives, tarragon, parsley, or chervil) (optional)
Nutrition Facts
Creamy Vinaigrette

Servings Per Recipe: 1

Amount Per Serving

Calories: 142

  • Total Fat: 14 g
  •     Saturated Fat: 8.7 g
  •     Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Cholesterol: 51.8 mg
  • Sodium: 1203.6 mg
  • Total Carbs: 4.9 g
  •     Dietary Fiber: 0.2 g
  •     Sugars: 0.8 g
  • Protein: 1 g

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In a small bowl, whisk together the lime juice, salt, and pepper to taste. Whisk in the cream and herbs. Let the herbs infuse in the sauce for at least 20 minutes before serving.

Cooks' note:
Serving salads:
Bitter or Spicy Green Salad:
1 Belgian endive, yellow leaves from 1 head escarole, or yellow and pale green leaves from 1 head frisée
1 bunch arugula
1 head round radicchio, the size of a small fist, or
1 small head Treviso
Mild Green Salad:
1 head Boston lettuce or red leaf lettuce, 6 miniature heads Bibb lettuce, or 2 heads romaine lettuce, outer leaves removed
Summer Salad:
2 bunches arugula
Leaves from 1 bunch basil
1 handful of nasturtium leaves or flowers (optional)


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By: arlene on May 9th, 2012

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