Tired of having the same traditional salad every time? Whip up a different and delicious salad dressing with these easy and healthy recipes and fall in love with salads all over again.

Salad Dressing Recipes

If you thought that a salad contains only greens, such as lots of cucumbers and lettuce topped with tomatoes and carrots, then think again. Not just greens and vegetables, a delicious and nutritious salad can be prepared from fruits, pasta, and meat as well. But a simple salad consisting of fresh and quality ingredients is not sufficient to attract one towards itself. A great salad dressing, perfectly blended with apt and wonderful flavors, drizzled over the salad makes it complete. However, most salad dressings have a base of mayonnaise or are made from vinaigrettes (vinegar and vegetable or olive oil) seasoned with herbs, spices, and other ingredients. While bony and weak people can easily consume these fattening and filling salad dressings, those on a diet plan by no chance can include them in their diet chart. For them, given here are some low-fat and healthy salad dressings. Not only easy to make, these salad dressings are aromatic, delicious and simply irresistible!
Easy And Healthy Salad Dressing Recipes
Lime Cilantro Dressing
  • ½ cup Olive/Vegetable Oil
  • 1/3 cup Lime Juice or Wine Vinegar
  • 3 tbsp chopped fresh Cilantro
  • 1½ tsp ground Cumin
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1/8 tsp Pepper
  • 3 cloves Garlic (finely chopped)
  • Combine all the ingredients in a container.
  • Cover the container tightly and shake to blend all the contents.
  • Give a slight shake before you drizzle the dressing over your salad.
Asian Ginger Dressing
  • 3 Garlic Cloves (minced)
  • 2 tbsp Gingerroot (minced)
  • ¾ cup Olive Oil
  • 1/3 cup Rice Vinegar
  • ½ cup Soy Sauce
  • 3 tbsp Honey
  • ¼ cup Water
  • Take a dressing cruet (bottle) and add all the ingredients.
  • Secure the lid and shake thoroughly.
  • In case the honey does not dissolve, remove the lid and microwave for a minute or so until melted.
  • Remove from the oven and blend with the salad.
Light Balsamic Vinaigrette
  • 3 tbsp Water
  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1½ tbsp Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1 tsp Shallot (minced)
  • 1 tsp Dijon Mustard
  • ½ clove Garlic (minced)
  • Salt and Pepper (to taste)
  • Take a large mixing bowl and whisk all the ingredients until fluffy.
  • Pour it over the salad or serve as a dipping sauce on the side.
Low-Calorie French Dressing
  • ½ cup Tomato Juice
  • 2 tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 1 tbsp Onion (finely chopped)
  • 1 tbsp Green Pepper (finely chopped)
  • ¼ tsp Salt
  • 1/8 tsp Pepper
  • In a glass jar, combine all the contents.
  • Secure the lid and shake well before using.
Orange-Sesame Dressing
  • ¼ cup Orange Juice
  • ¼ cup Cider Vinegar
  • 2 tbsp Sugar
  • 2 tbsp reduced-sodium Soy Sauce
  • 1 tsp toasted Sesame Oil
  • Blend all the ingredients in a small bowl or jar with a tight-fitting lid.
  • Whisk or shake thoroughly until the sugar is dissolved.
Creamy Italian Salad Dressing
  • 1 cup low-fat Cottage Cheese
  • ½ cup low-fat Sour Cream
  • 1 tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 1 tbsp Dijon Mustard
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire Sauce
  • 2 tbsp Green Onion
  • 3 tsp dried Italian Seasoning
  • 1 tsp Garlic (minced)
  • Salt and Pepper (to taste)
  • 1 tbsp fresh Parsley or Dill Weed (optional)
  • Combine all the ingredients in a blender.
  • Process until you get a smooth mixture.
  • Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before using.
These healthy homemade salad dressing recipes are easy to make and yummy to dig into. Use your imagination to come up with more creative and enticing salad dressings.

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