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Light Italian Dressing

This recipe has been a long time coming. Almost once a week I get an email from someone in look of a homemade, natural low calorie Italian dressing. I have tried countless recipes but nothing really worked until this one. The base is actually made from a tomato and roasted red pepper. From there you add all the typical Italian dressing components and the end result is a delicious Italian inspired dressing. I recommend making it a day in advance so the flavors have time to blend and really come through. Play with the level of spices to suit your preferences and make sure to use a nice, ripe tomato so it’s packed with flavor.

Light Italian Dressing
Servings: 8
Serving Size: 2 tbsp.
Nutritional Info: 38 calories, 3.6g of fat, 1.6g carbohydrates, 0g dietary fiber, .3g of protein, 1g of sugar
Weight Watchers® PointsPlus®: 1 *


  • 1 medium tomato
  • 1 roasted red pepper, drained
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 tbsp. red wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 2 tsp. Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 tsp. sugar (or Stevia, agave, honey)
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 tsp. oregano
  • 1/2 tsp. dried parsley
  • Salt and pepper


  1. Add everything to a blender or food processor and blend until smooth.

Recipe Adapted from Food Network

* PointsPlus® calculated by Slender Kitchen; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc.

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1 Response to Light Italian Dressing

  1. Liz on August 14, 2014

    Thank you for the nice recipe.


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