Salads are always touted as diet food but the dressing can quickly sink the whole ship. Many of us prefer the creamy dressings but are warned they aren't a good option for those of us who are diabetic, dieting or having to watch our diets for other health reasons. Following is a quick and easy homemade creamy salad dressing. This should not wreck your diet. But always remember to use salad dressings lightly. There is no need to drown your salad in dressing. The dressing should complement the salad greens, not overpower them. It is also a good idea to take your salad dressings on the side. Dip your fork in the dressing then into the greens. This will keep you from eating too much dressing. Here is a great recipe for you to try:
CREAMY GARLIC SALAD DRESSING
1 cup reduced-fat sour cream
1/2 cup fat-free mayonnaise
1/3 cup skim milk
2 tsp SPLENDA
2 green onions, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 tsp salt
1/8 tsp fresh ground black pepper
In a small mixing bowl, whisk together the sour cream, mayonnaise, milk and SPLENDA. Stir in the onions, garlic, salt and pepper. Cover and place in refrigerator for at least an hour before serving.
For a change of flavor, try roasting the garlic before adding to the mixture. Yum!
If the garlic flavor is a little too much for you, use 1 garlic clove instead of two.
You can take this basic recipe and come up with a delicious dressing to suit your taste. Try replacing the salt with paprika or chili powder for a spicier dressing. Let your imagination run wild!
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