5 Low Fat Salad Dressing Recipes HomeMade

Low Fat Salad Dressing Recipes-Choosing a salad as a menu of lunch or dinner is a wise choice. Especially if you are undergoing a diet or weight loss program. Both fruit and vegetable salad offer healthy calories but filling the stomach. In addition, the high content of vitamins and minerals can also meet your nutritional needs throughout the day.


Low Fat Salad Dressing Recipes


Here are how to make 5 low fat salad dressing recipes homemad:



1. SOUTHERN BEAN SALAD

Ingredients Southern Bean Low Fat Recipes Salad:

  • 1/2 c Hidden Valley Ranch salad dressing mix, prepared with skim milk and fat-free mayo
  • 15 oz can red kidney beans, drained
  • 1/3 c sweet pickle relish
  • 2 whole hard-boiled eggs, chopped
  • 1/3 c celery, chopped
  • 1/2 c onions, chopped
  • 1/2 c bell peppers, chopped
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp prepared mustard
Methods:
  1. Combine beans, pickle relish, chopped eggs, celery, onions, bell peppers, salt, mustard, and dressing mix in a mixing bowl and mix well.
  2. Refrigerate several hours before serving.


2. GOURMET SPINACH SALAD

Ingredients Gourmet Spinach Low Fat Recipes Salad:

  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice, fresh
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 4 cups of spinach leaves
  • 2 large tomatoes, chopped
  • 1/4 cup goat cheese, crumbled
  • 1 tablespoon pine nuts, toasted
  • Salt & pepper to taste
Methods:
  1. Whisk lemon juice, oil, and vinegar together. Add salt & pepper to taste.
  2. In a large bowl, toss spinach leaves with dressing.
  3. Add the tomatoes and goat cheese, mix gently to flavor the entire salad.
  4. Sprinkle pine nuts over the entire surface of salad. 


3. WATERMELON SURPRISE

Ingredients Watermelon Surprise Low Fat Recipes Salad:

  • 6 cups watermelon; cubed, seeded, peeled
  • 1/2 small red onion; cut in thin half-moon slices
  • 1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 2-3 tablespoons mint leaves; chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
Method:
  1. Chill melon before preparing, especially if it is very ripe. Combine all ingredients gently.


4. LAYERED FRUIT SALAD

Ingredients Layered Fruit Low Fat Recipes Salad: 

  • 3 cups low fat graham cracker crumbs
  • 1 cup non-fat yogurt
  • 16 oz. fat-free cream cheese
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen strawberries
  • 3 1/2 cups fat-free Cool Whip
  • 6 cups sugar-free strawberry Jello (1 large and 1 small)

Methods: 

  1. Preheat oven to 350 and spray a 9" X 13" pan with fat-free cooking spray.
  2. Mix graham cracker crumbs and yogurt together. Spread evenly over of pan. Bake for 10 minutes until crisp.
  3. Prepare Jello according to directions on the package, add frozen strawberries, and put in the refrigerator until it begins to set.
  4. Mix cream cheese, sugar, and 1/2 cup Cool Whip. Now start to layer the salad.
  5. On top of the baked crust, spread the cream cheese mixture evenly. Set aside.
  6. Once the Jello starts to set, put it over the cream cheese mixture. Return the pan to the refrigerator to allow Jello to set completely.
  7. Top with remaining garnish and Cool Whip as desired. Garnish (banana & blueberries) not included in nutrient analysis.


5. TOMATO SALAD WITH BALSAMIC VINEGAR

Ingredients Tomato Low Fat Recipes Salad:

  • 4 cups fresh tomatoes
  • 2 bunches of green onions with tops
  • 1/2 tbs. olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp. of pepper (freshly ground)
  • 1 cup fresh basil (chopped)
  • 1 yellow pepper

Methods:

  1. Chop tomatoes in small cubes, finely slice the green onion, and toss with the chopped basil.
  2. Whisk together olive oil, vinegar, salt & pepper. Pour over the salad mixture, let stand at room temperature for two hours or so, marinating.
  3. Cut the yellow pepper in half, removing all seeds and pulp. Fill with the salad mixture. Put the leftover mix in a small bowl in the center of serving plate with pepper halves on either side.

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