Low Calorie Salad Dressing Recipe

Written by Diet Bites

Our dynamite salad dressing recipe has some lovely flavor notes that will keep your diet plan singing right along....


With so many spices and reduced calorie foods knocking at our Diet Doors these days, creating a salad dressing recipe that is low in calories is super easy.

On that note, here are a few of our favorite low salad dressing recipes:

Oil Based Salad Dressing Recipe

Use 1 Tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil to 1 Tablespoon of your favorite flavored vinegar. Add cracked pepper. About 60 calories for this low calorie salad dressing recipe along with a healthy dose of olive oil.

One of the most tasty combinations is balsamic vinegar with the olive oil. The balsamic vinegar contains only 5 calories per serving. All cooking oils that are a vegetable base contain 120 calories per Tablespoon.

A herb flavored vinegar can also be created by vinegar and herbs such as basil, dill, thyme - even mint based herbs such as spearmint. The process is a bit lengthy and involves heating the vinegar, pouring over the selected herbs - then storing for a time period so that the herb oils release into the vinegar.

Yogurt Based Salad Dressing Recipe

Thin your favorite low calorie yogurt with a bit of skim milk. Next, add a dash of a spice, herbs or flavoring extracts to compliment the salad dressing.

salad dressing recipeWe like a bit of dried rosemary mixed into the thinned vanilla yogurt - then poured onto a salad of baby spinach, baby carrots, cherry tomatoes and button mushrooms. As a note, use one part yogurt to one part skim milk.

Basil Vinaigrette, a low calorie salad dressing

The Recipe Ingredients & How to Prepare

1/8 cup of pineapple juice plus 1/4 cup of orange juice
1/8 cup of white wine vinegar
1 Tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil
1/2 teaspoon of chopped basil
Dash of salt and cracked pepper

Simply combine ingredients and shake well to thoroughly mix. Serve on the side with your favorite salad.

Low Calorie Dill Salad Dressing Recipe

The Recipe Ingredients & How to Prepare

2 Tablespoons of Light Miracle Whip Salad Dressing
1 Teaspoon of Balsamic Vinegar
1/4 Teaspoon of dried dill weed
Reduced fat milk for thinning, if more is desired

Simply mix the above ingredients and drizzle over salad.

Low Calorie Fruit Based Salad Dressing Recipe

The Recipe Ingredients & How to Prepare

1 single serving container of reduced fat vanilla yogurt
1/2 cup of your favorite fruit nectar or fruit juice
dash of ground cinnamon
Splenda for sweetening

Simply combine the ingredients and serve on fresh fruit or desserts.

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