For your fresh, locally grown salads: Stone-Ground Mustard Vinaigrette

February 24, 2017

Stone Ground Mustard Vinaigrette by Providence Healthy Living blog

By Kay MacInnis, Registered Dietitian

What a great food week!

I spent the weekend in Charleston learning about cooking from some pretty awesome chefs. It’s so cool to watch and hear them talk about the importance of local foods!

What’s “local?” There is frequently debate about how to define it, but fortunately in South Carolina we have the Certified SC Grown program, which helps consumers identify which products are grown or produced in our state. That’s good because fresh local, seasonally grown foods are picked at peak of ripeness and loaded with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and fiber.

It won’t be long before my favorite time of the year, with lots of locally grown produce available to help us choose more color for our plates. Try this Stone-Ground Mustard Vinaigrette salad dressing developed by Providence Cooks! Chef Brandon Carn.

It’s worth coming to a Providence Cooks! class just for the dressing recipes!

Stone-Ground Mustard Vinaigrette


  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 small shallot
  • ½ cup cider vinegar
  • 1 cup stone-ground mustard
  • ¼ cup agave sweetener
  • ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 oz. fresh parsley


  • For best results, combine ingredients in a food processor in the order as listed. That’s it!

Yields: 2 cups

Nutrition Information (per tablespoon): 28.96 Calories, 1.9 grams protein, 0 mg. cholesterol, 87.71 mg. sodium, 2.79 grams carbohydrate, .35 grams protein.


This is another in a weekly series of healthy recipes from Kay MacInnis, registered dietitian at Providence Health in Columbia, S.C.

Kay promotes health and wellness, helping cardiac and diabetes patients eat their way to healthier lives. She works in consultation with the trained chefs at Providence, combining her nutrition knowledge with their food prep know-how to create delicious, healthy dishes for patients and the public. She also conducts a number of health and wellness events for the public, including the monthly Providence Cooks! classes.

"She doesn't just give you the fish, she teaches you how to cook it."

 – a Kay MacInnis fan and Providence Cooks! regular.