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Healthy vinaigrette ideas for your salads

March 22, 2012 - By Karine Larose, M.Sc.

Temps de lecture 2 minutes

Here are a few healthy vinaigrette ideas to accompany your salads. They contain no oil therefore they are low in calories.

In order to guide you, we suggest you use 1 to 2 tablespoons of these vinaigrettes per serving. In order to keep it simple, the nutritional values have been calculated for 1 tablespoon.

Healthy vinaigrette : 4 recipes

Orange vinaigrette:

Yield : approx. 8 tablespoons
Calories: 17 | Carbs: 3.8 g | Fat: 0.12 g | Protein : 0.25 g

Ingredients:

  • ¼ cup orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • Pinch of freshly ground black pepper

Italian vinaigrette:

Yield : approx. 12 tablespoons
Calories: 6.8 | Carbs: 1.8 g | Fat: 0.08 g | Protein : 0.08 g

Ingredients:

  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • ¼ cup cider vinegar
  • ¼ cup apple juice, unsweetened
  • ½ teaspoon oregano
  • ½ teaspoon mustard powder
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/8 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/8 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped

Honey-Dijon vinaigrette:

Yield : approx. 10 tablespoons
Calories: 11 | Carbs: 2.1 g | Fat: 0.1 g | Protein : 0.6 g

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup fat free yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

Asian vinaigrette:

Yield : approx. 11 tablespoons
Calories: 11 | Carbs: 2.8 g | Fat: 0 g | Protein : 0.18 g

Ingredients:

  • ¼ cup orange juice
  • ¼ cup cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 tablespoons low sodium soya sauce

Making your own salad dressing is a good tip for a healthy salad for your lunch. Here are 5 other tips to make your salads even better!

Healthy vinaigrette ideas for your salads is a post from Nautilus Plus. The Nautilus Plus blog aims to help people in their journey to fitness through articles on training, nutrition, motivation, exercise and healthy recipes.
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