Light Italian Dressing

95 CALORIES3g CARBS9g FAT0g PROTEIN
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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.

The Recipe
Light Italian Dressing

Light Italian Dressing

PREP TIME: 5 Min
COOK TIME: 3 Min
TOTAL TIME: 8 Min
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Ingredients

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  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 U garlic clove, grated
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 2 tsp honey (or pure maple syrup)
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper

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Instructions

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1

In a small bowl, whisk together all of the ingredients. You can also add them to a mason jar and shake vigorously. The dressing should emulsify.

2

Taste and season with salt and pepper as needed. If the dressing is too tart, add more olive oil or a touch more honey.

Nutritional Facts
Serving Size: 1.5 tbsp
Amount Per Serving
Calories 95
Calories from Fat 82
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g
14%
Saturated Fat 1g
6%
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
0%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
0%
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 454mg
20%
Total Carbohydrate 3g
1%
Dietary Fiber 0g
2%
Sugars 2g
Protein 0g

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

The Nutritional Values provided are estimates only and may vary based on the preparation method.

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About the authorMeet Kristen McCaffrey
Hi, I’m the cookbook author, recipe developer, and food enthusiast behind Slender Kitchen. I am obsessed with making healthy food that is easy to prepare and absolutely delicious. Meal planning is my secret weapon and I hope I can make meal time easier for you with our tried and tested recipes and foolproof meal plans. Learn More
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