Looking for very low fat salad dressing recipes
I'm on WW and don't really care for most of the store-bought fat-free and extremely low-fat dressings available. They are usually way too sweet. On WW, fats take up a lot of points so I'd like to find a dressing I can enjoy without being penalized
I mix balsamic vinegar (good quality is important), minced red onions, freshly ground pepper and sea salt, lemon juice
I've enjoyed homemade buttermilk-based dressings, sans mayo. I can't say that following a recipe is my strong suit (I get a little too creative for my own good), but I wish you luck in finding a good one.
The lowest fat sour light cream you can find, with a little lemon juice and some garlic powder, plus some fresh chopped parsley. I'm a sucker for creamy dressings...
This one is also lovely -
¼ cup Paul Newman's light balsamic viniagrette
¼ cup frozen raspberries
½ teasp wholegrain mustard
¼ cup white vinegar
1 splenda tablet, crushed
I've made this recently and really think it's super tasty:
1/3 cup nonfat Greek style yogurt, or strained yogurt
1/3 cup (or less) lowfat buttermilk – use to desired consistency
3 Tablespoons mayonnaise (or omit for lower fat)
1 teaspoon or more lemon juice
1/8 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1/2 teaspoon onion powder or 2 T. fresh green onion, minced
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder or fresh garlic
½ teaspoon freshly ground pepper
plenty of chopped fresh parsley, fresh dill , celery leaves, chives as desired
* Salt or Thai style fish sauce to taste (it’s much better with the fish sauce!)
In a medium bowl, combine the strained or Greek-style yogurt and the rest of the ingredients. Add salt, or fish sauce, whisk thoroughly to taste. Let stand for at least a couple of hours if possible to meld flavors.
I do something similar. I sometimes save the juice from cans of diced tomatoes that I use in other recipes and put it on my salad, except in the summer when I can get tomatoes off the vine. My family likes creamy dressings but I don't need much beyond some ripe tomatoes and onions for flavor. I don't need (or like) vinegar at all unless it's like 5 tbs oil to 1/2 tbs vinegar so I don't have to taste the vinegar.