4 Low Fat Salad Dressings

By Alexandra Caspero on July 28, 2014

4 Low-Fat Salad Dressings! Carrot-Miso, Spicy-Herb, Curry-Hummus And Dilly-Ranch

Salad for days.

Salads for days that end in y.

Salad dressings that make eating salads not only healthy but DELICIOUS. Deliciously awesome.

Salad dressings that are so yummy they make you crave salads.

Today’s post is all about re-loving the salad. Loving the crunch and irresistible clean feeling you get from downing one of these bad boys. To make the salad experience even more delicious,  I’m sharing four healthy, totally mouth-watering low fat dressings with you: carrot-miso, curry hummus, dilly ranch and spicy herb.

Personally, I love salads. I eat them almost every day, which is why I am always seeking new flavors to top them with. These low-fat dressings also prevent me from needing to smother my salads in croutons and cheese- which usually happens when I am less-than satisfied with my dressing choice.

4 Low-Fat Salad Dressings. Carrot Miso, Dilly Ranch, Spicy-Herb, And Curry Hummus4 Low-Fat Salad Dressings! Carrot Miso, Dilly Ranch, Spicy-Herb, And Curry Hummus

4 Low-Fat Salad Dressings: Carrot-Miso, Dilly Ranch, Spicy-Herb And Curry Hummus

4 Low-Fat Salad Dressings: Carrot-Miso, Dilly Ranch, Spicy-Herb And Curry Hummus

I try to make a salad of some sort almost every day for lunch. It’s a way for me to ensure that I’m getting a least a few servings of vegetables a day, especially if dinner is happy hour with the girls or a bowl of cereal on the couch.

To make things easier, I’ve started making salads in mason jars! If you haven’t seen this idea yet, enjoy this great primer on how to build the perfect mason jar salad– without the risk of soggy vegetables.

I tested all of these dressings in a mason jar and they worked perfectly! So, layer away and feel good knowing that you’re eating a salad! I usually stock up on mason jars when I see them at on sale at The Jar Store.(for my fellow canning fanatics- they have the best selection of cool glass jars!)

4 Healthy Low-Fat Salad Dressings! Carrot-Miso, Spicy-Herb, Curry Hummus, Dilly Ranch

Let’s talk!

What’s your favorite salad dressing?
Do you prefer to make your own salad dressings or buy them?




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Alex Caspero is a Registered Dietitian, New York Times Bestselling Chef, and mom of two. She aims to cut through the nutrition noise by providing real-life, nourishing tips for body and mind. Learn more about Alex.

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    1. Joanne
      July 29, 2014 AT 4:48 am

      I made my first hummus dressing just this past weekend and now I am obsessed! Can’t wait to try this curry version, along with the rest of these fab dressings!

      1. DK
        July 29, 2014 AT 7:53 pm

        It’s so good! It was such an “aha” moment- like why haven’t I thought of hummus dressing before?!

    2. Deborah @ Confessions of a Mother Runner
      July 28, 2014 AT 4:03 pm

      yum on the carrott miso

    3. Dietitian Jess
      July 28, 2014 AT 7:40 am

      Love the idea for the curry hummus one… never made any dressings like that before but I love tahini in my dressings, so hummus would also be a good addition. I recently have gotten into making my own and usually go with a boring olive oil and balsamic vinegar mixture, but am intrigued to try one of these varieties!

      1. DK
        July 28, 2014 AT 4:15 pm

        I do olive oil and vinegar a lot! But, for leftover hummus- this is my favorite recipe. If I don’t want to add the curry flavor, just thin the hummus with a bit of lemon juice or water!

    4. jill conyers
      July 28, 2014 AT 7:12 am

      Everything looks so good! What salads did you use for the dilly rance and curry hummus? Yum!