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Chinese Dressing

Gherkins in Chinese Dressing

This Chinese Dressing works well as a salad dressing or dipping sauce. Please note that with the soy sauce and pickles this has a fair amount of sodium and should probably not be used by those with hypertension or congestive heart failure.


6-1/2 tablespoons finely chopped sweet gherkins
1 teaspoon freshly minced garlic
1/2 cup freshly minced cilantro
2 teaspoons finely minced onion
4 teaspoons Dijon mustard
6 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons soy sauce
3 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon honey
6 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
2 cups water


Mix the gherkins, garlic, cilantro, onion, mustard, soy sauce, honey, and vinegar together. Set aside. Bring the water to a boil and then add the mixed ingredients.

Either mix this well or process it in a blender or food processor for a smoother dressing.

Nutrition Information

Recipe makes 2 cups (16 servings).
Serving size: 2 tablespoons
Calories: 13; Total Fat: trace; Saturated Fat: trace; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 461mg

Did You Know?

Cilantro offers many health-protective benefits. Two separate studies traced cilantro's antimicrobial properties to specific plant compounds and its essential oil.

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