So when I met with the Whole Foods Market "Health Starts Here" team last week and heard about their oil-free dressings, I of course had to ask for a recipe or two to try—and share with all of you!
Strawberry Balsamic Serves 8
Strawberries are in season and tasting great. Add them to your salad, then drizzle some of this on top for additional berry flavor!
- 2/3 cup sliced strawberries
- 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
- 1/2 shallot, chopped
- 2 teaspoons fresh thyme leaves
- 1 1/4 teaspoons Dijon mustard
- 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
Combine all ingredients in a blender with 1/4 cup water. Mix until smooth. Nutrition facts per serving (about 2 tablespoons): 15 calories, 0 g. fat
Low-Fat Caesar Serves 8
One serving of the average Caesar dressing has at least 150 calories and 15 grams of fat per serving. Swapping this salad dressing for the typical one everyday for a month? A simple way to drop a full pound.
- 2/3 cup (about 5 oz.) firm silken tofu
- 1/4 cup water
- 1/4 cup lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons light soy or chickpea miso
- 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
- 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
- 2 cloves garlic
- Ground black pepper, to taste
Combine all ingredients in a blender. Mix until smooth. Nutrition facts per serving (about 2 tablespoons): 25 calories, 0.5 g. fat (0 g. saturated fat)
Now tell us: What salad ingredients do you love to add to your bowl to fill you up without filling you out?