Makes 1 cup

This is not only low in calories, but it packs a terrific flavor punch for an everyday side salad. It’s also great with a main-dish salad of tuna or sliced chicken or grilled shrimp.

¼ cup chopped onion

¼ cup peanut oil

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2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar

2 tablespoons water

1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger root

1 tablespoon chopped celery

1 tablespoon soy sauce

1½ teaspoons tomato paste

1½ teaspoons sugar

1 teaspoon lemon juice

Dash each of salt and pepper

Combine all ingredients in blender or food processor until almost smooth. Makes about 1 cup.

— Adapted by Linda Cicero, The Miami Herald