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Published November 16, 2009, 12:00 AM

CHEF JEFF — ONE BYTE AT A TIME: Tangy Tomato Salad Dressing

Outback Steakhouses are known for the tangy tomato salad dressing that they serve. Outback doesn’t give out its recipes, but here’s one that’s a good substitute.

By: Herald Staff Report,

Outback Steakhouses are known for the tangy tomato salad dressing that they serve. Outback doesn’t give out its recipes, but here’s one that’s a good substitute.

Tangy Tomato Salad Dressing

1 14.5-ounce can diced tomatoes with roasted garlic and onion

¼ cup sugar, or to taste

½ teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

½ teaspoon paprika

1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

1 teaspoon cayenne

¼ cup lemon juice

Salt and additional lemon juice to taste

Puree tomatoes in blender or food processor. Add remaining ingredients. Pulse to mix thoroughly. Transfer to small saucepan. Bring to boil over medium heat, stirring. Reduce heat to a simmer. Cook, stirring often until dressing thickens. Remove from heat. Taste for seasoning and add salt, pepper, sugar and/or lemon juice as desired. (Add teaspoon of horseradish for extra kick.) Chill.

Yield: 12 2-tablespoon servings.

Approximate nutritional analysis per tablespoon: 28 calories, 0.1 grams fat, no cholesterol, 0.4 grams protein, 7 grams carbohydrates, 0.5 grams fiber, 78 milligrams sodium.

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