Recipe - Dressings


Making your own dressings is an easy way to save money, eliminate fake food, and control calories.

Yogurt Curry Dressing
Makes 1 cup

  • ¾ cup yogurt

  • ¼ cup low-fat buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • pinch black pepper
  1. Whisk the yogurt and buttermilk.
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients; continue stirring until well mixed. For a thicker consistency that can be used for dips, refrigerate overnight.

Per 2 tablespoons: 20 calories, 1g protein, 2g carbohydrate, 0g fat, 0g sat fat, 0g mono fat, 0mg cholesterol, 0g fiber, 22mg sodium

Basic Vinaigrette Dressing
Makes 1 cup

  1. ¼ cup olive oil
  2. ¾ cup balsamic or red wine vinegar
  3. ½ teaspoon each dried basil, oregano and thyme
  4. ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  5. 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  6. ½ teaspoon sugar
Shake all ingredients in a small glass jar.

Per 2 tablespoons: 65 calories, 1g protein, 2g carbohydrate, 6g fat, 1g sat fat, 5g mono fat, 0mg cholesterol, 0g fiber, 8mg sodium

Salsa Dressing
Makes 1 cup

  • 3 tablespoons apple juice concentrate

  • ½ cup salsa (check label for low sodium)
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

Put all ingredients in a bowl and whisk until blended.

Per 2 tablespoons: 35 calories, 0g protein, 5g carbohydrate, 2g fat, 0g sat fat, 1g mono fat, 0mg cholesterol, 0g fiber, 60mg sodium

Seasoned Cook: Homemade dressings do have a shorter life than storebought, since they contain no preservatives. These recipes will keep in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.

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