Make Your Own Salad Dressing

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Slim down your salad

Many salad dressings are land mines for your diet: Trans fat, sugar, preservatives, and artificial flavors pop up on nutritional labels, wreaking havoc on otherwise healthy green dishes. Choosing fat-free varieties isn't a great idea, either, because certain nutrients in vegetables can't be absorbed without fat. Instead, get the most out of your salad by whipping up these easy, figure-friendly dressings that use natural ingredients and heart-healthy olive oil. They'll add flavor to your greens for less than 50 calories per serving.

Watch the video: How to Make Your Own Salad Dressing  

Cucumber Yogurt Dressing

Low-fat yogurt creates a creamy base for the slightly sour balsamic vinegar and rich olive oil. A dash of dill adds a tangy flavor—and an added dose of calcium. The cool, crisp cucumber taste complements this recipe for Grilled Chicken and Wheat-Berry Salad perfectly.

Try this recipe: Cucumber Yogurt Dressing

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