Joy Bauer‘s Light Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing is just ingenious! I’ve always added water to my No Tomato Thousand Island Dressing to cut back on calories, but Joy does this to vinaigrette dressing, which is wonderful. As usual, it’s low sodium, lower in calories and carbs, etc. I just never thought of adding water to a vinaigrette! I have tried adding additional vinegar which makes my lips pursed. Now I have the key! And this dressing is full of flavor with my favorite ingredients: mustard and honey. And the serving size of 2 tablespoons is perfect for a large bowl of salad for an individual. And of course this is a gluten free dressing, as balsamic is naturally gluten free. You’ll love this dressing and so will your waistline. Enjoy! And thank you Joy!
Store-bought salad dressings are typically loaded with calories, fat, and salt. Luckily, it’s easy to make your own low-cal dressing with ingredients you probably already have in your kitchen. The health payoff is definitely worth a bit of extra effort.
Type 2 Diabetes
A balsamic dressing that is low in fat, carbs, and calories, compared to many bottled dressings and homemade, with tons of flavor!
- 1/2 cup vinegar, balsamic, (choose a good-quality, aged brand if possible)
- 3 Tablespoon oil, olive, extra virgin
- 1/4 cup(s) water
- 1 Tablespoon mustard, Dijon*
- 1 teaspoon honey
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- In a jar or container with a screw-on lid, combine the balsamic vinegar, olive oil, water, mustard, honey, and garlic powder. Screw on the lid and shake the container vigorously until everything is well combined. Serving size: 2 tablespoons.
*Note: For celiac disease, check label on mustard to ensure it’s gluten-free.
You can store the dressing in the refrigerator in the same container you prepped it in. Just shake the container vigorously before each use to mix the ingredients.
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