Salad dressing recipes: Two salad dressings with a few simple ingredients | Herbalife Recipes





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Published on Jan 28, 2013

Hi, I'm Susan Bowerman, Herbalife Nutritionist.

Bottled salad dressings are convenient, but they're so easy to make, why not just make your own? With just a few simple ingredients, you can have healthier, tastier dressings for your salads and vegetables without a lot of added sugar, fat and calories.

Here are two of my favorites.

The first one is a yogurt-based dressing, which should satisfy your craving for a creamy dressing. You'll start with plain nonfat Greek style yogurt, to which you'll add some mashed avocado -- a little bit of healthy fat makes this a bit more creamy and adds a nice color, too. Whisk this together until it's smooth, and then you'll add some lemon juice, and garlic. Then, add salt and freshly ground pepper to taste, and you've got a fabulous dressing for salads, or steamed veggies or as a dip for raw veggies. And all for only 15 calories a tablespoon.

The second one starts with an unusual ingredient -- baby food carrots. I know it sounds funny, but they're just plain cooked carrots, and having them already pureed means this dressing goes together in a snap. You can do this one in a shaker bottle. Just mix together a jar of baby food carrots, some rice vinegar, a bit of olive oil, salt, pepper and dill. This one is tangy and sweet, and adds a beautiful color to your mixed green salad -- again, for just 15 calories a tablespoon.

Lowfat creamy avocado dressing

1 cup plain nonfat Greek yogurt
½ avocado, mashed
1 clove minced garlic
2 tablespoons of lemon juice
Salt and pepper to taste

Whisk all ingredients together in a small bowl. Can be stored covered, in the refrigerator, for a week.

Carrot vinaigrette

1 4 oz jar baby food carrots
2 Tbsp seasoned rice vinegar
1 TBSP olive oil
¼ tsp. dried dill
Salt and pepper to taste.

Pour all ingredients into a shaker bottle and shake well. Can be stored covered, in the refrigerator, for a week.

Find out more about nutrition here: http://www.DiscoverGoodNutrition.com.


Herbalife nutritionist, Susan Bowerman shows you two ways to make your own salad dressing using a yogurt base & an unusual ingredient such as baby food carrots. The advantages to making your own salad dressing are that you keep the calories down & make a delicious & simple salad dressings you will enjoy.


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