Here are a few wonderful dressing recipes from Sarah Schlesinger's cookbook
"500 Fat Free Recipes." I have found that most of the dressing recipes she
includes are pretty close to the old high-fat versions I used to eat. I may
have to do this over a few posts, as the recipes start to elongate the text a
little. This is just a sampling of my favorites, but if everyone wants more,
I can keep posting until they're all given.
- Christy Hardin Smith
Sweet & Sour Dressing
1 c. water 1/4 c. apple
1/2 c. confectioners' sugar 1 tsp. ground
2 tsp. Dijon mustard 1 tsp. celery
Combine water, sugar, mustard, & vinegar in blender or food processor and
process until well combined. Whisk in paprika & celery seed. Makes 2 cups.
27 calories per 1/4 cup serving. 0.1 g fat. 3% fat. NOTE: I sometimes
add a tsp. of poppy seeds to this as well. Makes a fabulous dressing for a
spinach and strawberry salad.
Basic Italian Dressing
2 Tbsp. arrowroot or cornstarch
2 c. water
1/2 c. white wine vinegar
1/4 c. minced green bell pepper
2 scallions, minced
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 Tbsp. Dijon mustard
1 Tbsp. honey
1 Tbsp. chopped fresh parsley
1/2 tsp. paprika
1/4 tsp. black pepper
Dissolve arrowroot or cornstarch in 1/4 c. of the water. Bring remaining 1
3/4 c. water to a boil. Stir in dissolved thickener and whisk until liquid
is clear. Allow mixture to cool. Stir in vinegar, green pepper, scallions,
garlic, mustard, honey, parsley, paprika, & black pepper. Makes 3 cups. 16
calories per 1/4-cup serving. 0.1 g fat. 6% fat.
Honey Mustard Dressing
1 c. plain nonfat yogurt 4 tsp. Dijon
2 Tbsp. honey 1 tsp. cider
Combine yogurt, honey, mustard & cider vinegar in a jar. Tighten lid & shake
until blended. Chill 30 minutes before serving. Makes 1 cup. 69 calories
per 1/4-cup serving. 0.2 g fat. 3% fat.