What Is A Healthy Substitute For Salad Dressing?

  • The first step in avoiding slathering your otherwise healthy salad with calories is to reconsider your salad dressing.
  • Avocado. A serving of avocado is about one-third of the fruit, and it’s enough to add creamy texture and moisture to the greens.
  • Hummus.
  • Splash of citrus.
  • Yogurt.
  • Oil and vinegar.
  • Salsa.
  • Champagne.

The Top 5 Healthy Salad Dressing Alternatives

  • Oil and Vinegar. This is a simple and effective way to add flavor and healthy omega fats in your diet.
  • Tahini Dressing. If you enjoy Greek flavors, consider Tahini dressing to spice up your salad.
  • Stilton Salad Dressing. Follow along with this recipe for a great salad dressing alternative.

Make Your Own Salad Dressing

  • A Simple Vinaigrette. Just join some sort of acid, oil and flavorings and — ta-da! — you have salad dressing!
  • Another Favorite: Honey Mustard. This recipe below doesn’t use oil so it’s low in fat and calories.
  • Creamy Honey Mustard Dressing. Add all ingredients to a bowl and whisk to combine.

“In general, the healthiest choices are oil and vinegar or a light vinaigrette,” Dobbins says. Still, she cautions that it is important to watch your portions because this dressing has a relatively high sodium-per-serving level. How do you make homemade salad dressing?

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