Dress to Thrill
For a salad topper that’s hiding nothing but nutrients, whisk together one of these easy recipes.
⅓ cup fresh lime juice
2 Tbsp white balsamic vinegar
⅓ cup olive oil
2 tsp sugar Dash each salt and pepper
1 Tbsp chopped fresh mint
1 Tbsp chopped fresh chives
PER SERVING (2 Tbsp): 120 cal, 12 g fat (1.5 g sat), 3 g carbs, 30 mg sodium, 0 g fiber, 0 g protein
Nutritional bonus: Vinegar can curb blood sugar spikes and cravings.
Drizzle it on: Fruittopped, grain, and lentil salads
Leftovers? Marinate chicken in it.
Sweet and Sour
¼ tsp orange zest
⅔ cup fresh OJ
1 tsp soy sauce
1 Tbsp rice vinegar
1 tsp honey
2 Tbsp sesame oil
1 Tbsp fresh grated ginger
1 Tbsp sesame seeds
PER SERVING (2 Tbsp): 70 cal, 6 g fat (1 g sat), 4 g carbs, 60 mg sodium, 0 g fiber, 1 g protein
Nutritional bonus: In addition to taming upset tummies, ginger is linked to lower cholesterol.
Drizzle it on: Asian chicken salad
Leftovers? Use as a dipping sauce for spring rolls.
2 Tbsp grainy mustard
2 Tbsp real maple syrup
⅓ cup fig-infused balsamic vinegar
¼ cup grapeseed oil
Dash each salt and pepper
PER SERVING (2 Tbsp): 110 cal, 9 g fat (1 g sat), 7 g carbs, 30 mg sodium, 0 g fiber, 0 g protein
Nutritional bonus: Maple syrup has some sweet benefits, from immune enhancing zinc to anti-aging antioxidants.
Drizzle it on: Meat- and nut-topped salads
Leftovers? Try it as a sauce for chicken or pork.
⅓ cup pesto
1 Tbsp white balsamic vinegar
1 tsp lemon zest
2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
¼ tsp pepper
2 Tbsp olive oil
1 Tbsp water
PER SERVING (2 Tbsp): 110 cal, 11 g fat (2.5 g sat), 2 g carbs, 105 mg sodium, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein
Nutritional bonus: Basil is a proven anti-inflammatory that can help ward off disease.
Drizzle it on: Potato salad, pasta salad, or raw zucchini ribbons
Leftovers? Try it as pasta sauce or toss with grilled veggies.
⅔ cup reduced-fat buttermilk
2 Tbsp mayonnaise
1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
½ tsp onion powder
½ tsp garlic powder
2 Tbsp chopped fresh dill
2 Tbsp chopped fresh
Parsley Dash each salt and pepper
PER SERVING (2 Tbsp): 30 cal, 1.5 g fat (0.5 g sat), 3 g carbs, 85 mg sodium, 0 g fiber, 1 g protein
Nutritional bonus: Buttermilk may improve digestion and boost immunity.
Drizzle it on: Cobb salad, coleslaw, or potato salad
Leftovers? Try it as crudities dip, a burger topper, or with salmon.
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