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The Best of the Light Salad Dressings

Keep your salad luscious and low-fat

Make Your Own Dressings

If you've got a few extra minutes, dressings you make yourself can be even more delicious than the store-bought kind, and you have total control over the ingredients. Here are recipes for two light salad dressings you probably won't see on the supermarket shelf.

Japanese Restaurant Salad Dressing

Journal as: 1 teaspoon oil

1/4 cup chopped onion
2 tablespoons canola oil or peanut oil
2 1/2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
2 tablespoons water
1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger root
2 tablespoons minced celery
1 tablespoon ketchup
2 teaspoon light soy sauce
2 teaspoons light corn syrup or honey
2 teaspoons lemon juice
1/2 teaspoons minced garlic
1/8 teaspoon salt (add more to taste if desired)
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper

  • Add all the ingredients to a small food processor or blender. Pulse on high speed for about 30 seconds, or until well-pureed.
  • Pour into serving container, cover, and refrigerate until needed.

Yield: 14 tablespoons (7 servings)

Per 2-tablespoon serving: 48 calories, 0.3 g protein, 3.1 g carbohydrate, 4 g fat, 0.3 g saturated fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 0.2 g fiber, 79 mg sodium. Calories from fat: 73%.

Roasted Red Pepper Vinaigrette

Journal as: 1 teaspoon oil

3/4 cup bottled roasted red pepper pieces, drained
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons fat-free sour cream
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
1 tablespoons light mayonnaise
1 tablespoon shredded Parmesan cheese
1 1/2 teaspoons minced garlic
1/2 teaspoon dried basil
Salt and pepper to taste

  • Add all ingredients to a small food processor or blender. Pulse about 20 seconds, until mixture is mostly smooth and ingredients are well-blended.
  • Pour into serving container, cover, and refrigerate until needed.

Yield: 1 1/4 cup (10 2-tablespoon servings)

Per 2 tablespoons: 36 calories, 0.4 g protein, 1.6 g carbohydrate, 3.2 g fat, 0.5 g saturated fat, <1 mg cholesterol, 0.2 g fiber, 16 mg sodium. Calories from fat: 79%.

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