Healthy, HOMEMADE Salad Dressings

Healthy, HOMEMADE Salad Dressings

 

Almost ALL salad dressings that are purchased at the store have chemicals and SUGAR in them so therefore are NOT the best choice for someone setting out to 'get and live healthy and fit, inside and out'. Because of that fact, this blog post is a few recipes YOU can make in your kitchen using real, quality ingredients that are GOOD for your health and your waistline. After each recipe I have included the calories and where those calories come from. Be sure to BE AWARE when pouring dressing on your salads as most dressings have a LOT of calories. So use but be mindful of your using. ENJOY!

Tarragon Mustard Dressing
By Clean Eating Magazine

4 oz soft tofu, drained
1 tbsp Dijon mustard
½ tbsp fresh lemon juice
½ clove garlic, chopped
1 tbsp fresh tarragon, chopped, or ½ tsp dried tarragon
Sea salt and fresh ground pepper to taste

Place tofu in a blender and process with Dijon, lemon juice and garlic until smooth, scraping down sides of work bowl as needed. Transfer dressing to a small mixing or serving bowl and stir in tarragon, salt and pepper. Refrigerate until serving or use immediately. Store in a sealed container in refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Nutrients per 1-tbsp serving: Calories: 25, Total Fat: 1g, Sat. Fat: 0g, Carbs:1g, Fiber:0g, Protein: 2g, Sodium: 150mg, Cholesterol: 0mg


Buttermilk Ranch Dressing
By Clean Eating Magazine

5 tbsp low-fat buttermilk
3 tbsp nonfat plain Greek-style yogurt
1/4tsp onion powder
1 tsp fresh dill
1 tsp fresh parsley, chopped
1 tsp fresh chives, chopped
Sea Salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste

In a medium bowl, whisk together all ingredients until blended. Refrigerate until serving or use immediately. Store in a sealed container in refrigerator for up to 5 days.

Nutrients per 2-tbsp serving: Calories: 10, Total Fat: 2g, Sat. Fat: 0g, Carbs: 1g, Fiber: 0g, Sugars:1g, Protein:1g, Sodium:55mg, Cholesterol:1mg


Creamy Fresh Herb Dressing
By Clean Eating Magazine

6 tbsp nonfat plain Greek-style yogurt
2 tsp fresh lemon juice
1 tsp raw organic honey
1 tsp Dijon mustard
1 tsp parsley, chopped
1 tsp fresh dill, snipped or chopped
1 tsp lemon zest
Fresh ground black pepper, to taste

In a small bowl, whisk together all ingredients until blended. Refrigerate until serving or use immediately. Store in a sealed container in refrigerator for up to 5 days.

Nutrients per 2-tbsp serving: Calories: 25, Total Fat: 0g, Sat. Fat: 0g, Carbs: 3g, Fiber: 0g, Sugars: 1g, Protein: 2g, Sodium: 40mg, Cholesterol: 0mg


Basil Walnut Vinaigrette
By Clean Eating Magazine

10 fresh basil leaves, finely chopped
½ clove garlic, minced
1 tsp Dijon mustard
1 tbsp wine vinegar
1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
2 tbsp low-sodium chicken broth
Sea salt and fresh ground black pepper, to taste
1 tbsp unsalted walnuts, chopped

In a medium-size mixing bowl, add basil, garlic, Dijon, vinegar, oil, broth, salt and pepper, whisking to combine thoroughly. Stir in walnuts. Refrigerate until serving or use immediately. Store in a sealed container in refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

Nutrients per 1-tbsp serving: Calories: 45, Total Fat: 4.5g, Sat. Fat: 0.5g, Omega-3’s: 200mg, Omega -6’s: 990mg, Carbs: 1g, Fiber: 0g, Sugars: 0g, Protein: 0g, Sodium: 80mg, Cholesterol: 0mg


Honey and White Balsamic Vinaigrette
By Clean Eating Magazine

2 tbsp white balsamic vinegar
2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
1 tbsp raw organic honey
¼ tsp mustard seeds, ground
Sea salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste

In a small mixing bowl, whisk together all ingredients. Refrigerate until serving or use immediately. Store in a sealed container in refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

Nutrients per 1-tbsp serving: Calories: 90, Total fat: 7g, Sat. Fat:

If YOU have a favorite HOMEMADE salad dressing recipe we would love to hear about it. You can share right here 🙂 Also remember to try these recipes and stop back to let us know how they turned out for YOU. Thanks for stopping by...

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Comments

  1. These dressings look so tempting! I’m looking forward to trying them 🙂
    Pat @ Elegantly, Gluten-Free recently posted…Gluten-Free Diet Menu Plan for the Week of October 6, 2013My Profile

    • Thanks Pat, and I got a chance to check out your site elegantlyglutenfree.com WOW very nice. Looking over some of your recipes and they look delicious. I will be sure to stop back and try some of them 🙂

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