Low Fat Salad Dressings

Low fat salad dressings are just what you need for that great salad. But, if you buy the store-bought salad dressings you often aren't getting low fat dressings - even if the label says "low fat" or "reduced fat".

Well, you've heard the old saying, "If you want something done right, do it yourself.", right?  We agree!  That's why we think making your own salad dressings can also be an adventure in creativity as well as nutrition. So get creative!  Think about what would really taste great draped over that luscious green salad or the beautiful mixed veggie salad you want to make for lunch.  Create it - then submit your recipe to our site! We will publish it right here with full credit to you! We love getting recipe ideas from our visitors.

But we want to help get things started with a few of our own home-made, low fat dressings.  These dressing taste so good! But they are indeed low fat and will dress up any type of salad on which you choose to put them.  Enjoy!

Yogurt Ginger Dressing

8 oz. plain soy yogurt
1/2 tsp. dry mustard
2 tbsp. pineapple juice
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp. ground ginger

Whisk together all ingredients and chill.

Serve with fruited salads

9 calories and 0 grams of fat per tablespoon.

Asian Style Dressing

1/4 cup red wine vinegar
1/4 tsp. ground black pepper
3 tbsp. soy sauce or Braggs
1 clove of garlic, minced
1 tbsp. EVOO or grapeseed oil
1/2 tsp. toasted sesame seeds
1/2 tsp. ground ginger

Whisk together and chill.

Use with tofu, seitan or tempeh stir-fry salads.

25 calories and 2 grams of fat per tablespoon.

Orange Vinaigrette

1/4 cup white wine vinegar
1/4 cup of orange juice (with pulp is good)
2 tsp. EVOO
2 tsp. dijon mustard
1 1/2 tsp. agave nectar
1/8 tsp. ground white pepper
2 tbsp. minced green onion

Whisk and chill. serve with fruit or green salads.

27 calories and 2 grams of fat per tablespoon.

Cilantro Dressing

1 cup of tomato juice or v-8
1 tsp. fresh minced cilantro
1/4 tsp. chili powder
1 tbsp. EVOO
1 clove of garlic, minced
1/2 tsp. ground black pepper
crushed red pepper to taste

Whisk and chill. serve with
vegetable salads.

11 calories and 1 gram of fat
per tablespoon.

Dressing con Parm

1 cup plain, soy yogurt
1/4 tsp. paprika
1 clove of garlic, minced
2 tbsp. grated parmesan cheese
ground black pepper to taste
2 tbsp. light soy milk

Whisk and chill. great with pasta salads.

12 calories and 0 fat grams per tablespoon.

Cucumber Dill-iciosa

3/4 cup plain, soy yogurt
2 tsp. sugar or 1 1/2 tsp. agave
2 tsp. of lemon juice
1/8 tsp ground black pepper
1/2 cup chopped cucumber
1 tbsp. dillweed

Whisk together and serve with green salads or vegetable salads.

10 calories and 0 grams of fat
per tablespoon.

Italiano Classico

1/2 cup red wine vinegar
1 tsp. dry italian seasoning
1/4 tsp sea salt
2 tbsp. EVOO
2 cloves of garlic, minced
1/8 tsp. sugar
1 tbsp. chopped, green onion
1 tbsp. chopped, fresh parsley
fresh ground black pepper to taste
2 tsp. dijon mustard (optional)

Whisk and chill. serve with green or vegetable salads.

47 calories and 4 grams fat per tablespoon.


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