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Sugar-free, Low-fat Homemade Salad Dressing Recipes

Sugar-free, Low-fat Homemade Salad Dressing Recipes

The following are a group of very tasty homemade salad dressings that are quick, easy, and healthy.  Perfect for diabetics and dieters, too.


3 tbsp water

2 tbsp lemon juice

2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil

1 1/2 tbsp red wine vinegar

1 tbsp Dijon mustard

2 tsp minced garlic

2 tsp Worcestershire sauce

1/2 tsp fresh ground black pepper

1/4 tsp salt

Combine all ingredients in a jar and cover tightly.  Shake jar vigorously to mix ingredients well.  Store in the refrigerator for up to one week.

Per a 1 tbsp serving:  25 cal, 1 g carbs, 0 protein

Variations:  Cilantro-Lime Vinaigrette:  Use 1/4 cup of the above recipe and add 2 tablespoons minced cilantro and 1 tablespoon lime juice.

Lemon Caper Vinaigrette:  Use 2 tablespoons of the Dijon-Lemon Vinaigrette and add the following:  2 tablespoons reduced fat mayonnaise, 2 teaspoons grated lemon rind, 1 1/2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice, 1 1/2 teaspoons capers, drained, 1/8 teaspoon of freshly ground black pepper.  This is good over a green salad that is topped with grilled chicken or tuna.



1/4 cup plain, unsweetened low-fat yogurt

1/4 cup nonfat buttermilk

1 tbsp fat-free mayonnaise

1 tbsp chopped dill pickle

1 tbsp catsup

1 tsp chopped fresh parsley

1/8 tsp seasoned salt

In a small mixing bowl, combine yogurt, buttermilk, and mayonnaise, stirring until blended.  Stir in remaining ingredients.  Cover and refrigerate.  Serve after thoroughly chilled.

Yield:  Approximately 3/4 cup

1 serving of 2 tablespoons = 34 cal, 3 g carbs, 1 g protein


1/4 cup finely chopped fresh cilantro

1/4 cup finely chopped tomato

1 tbsp vinegar (I prefer cider vinegar)

1 tbsp olive oil

1 tbsp lime juice

1/2 tsp lime zest

1 garlic cloved, minced

dash of salt

1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper

1/4 tsp chili powder

In a food processor or blender, combine the dressing ingredients.  Place lid on container and process until you have a smooth dressing.  Pour dressing over salad and toss to coat.

A grandmother with diabetes along with other autoimmune diseases, Linda likes to share what she has learned with other diabetics. For more of her recipes, go to her website at

January 17, 2008 presentation by Christopher Gardner for the Stanford School of Medicine Medcast lecture series. The case for low-carbohydrate diets is gaining weight. Christopher Gardner, PhD, assistant professor of medicine at the Stanford Prevention Research Center, has completed the largest and longest-ever comparison of four popular diets using real-world conditions, which he discusses – the lowest-carbohydrate Atkins diet came out on top. Stanford University School of Medicine: Stanford University Channel on YouTube:
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