1 cup sugar-free strawberry preserves (see Options)
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
1/4 cup Dijon mustard
1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
1/2 cup olive oil
1/2 cup water
In a medium bowl, whisk together the preserves, vinegar, mustard, and pepper until thoroughly combined.
Gradually whisk in the olive oil then the water. Serve immediately, or keep chilled until ready to serve.
OPTIONS: You can use a different flavor preserves, if you prefer. This is terrific over any tossed salad, but I like to toss it with mixed baby greens and top it with crunchy walnuts and sliced strawberries, raspberries or even mandarin oranges.