What the Well Dressed Salad Wears

Salad is often the first thing people think of when they’re trying to cut down on calories and eat healthy. It’s a good instinct – salads made with leafy greens and other veggies are packed with important nutrients and health protection. The problem is when those salads get dressed. To put it bluntly – they get fat.

There are plenty of ways to get lots of flavor in a dressing without a lot of fat. Olive oil is fine for a base when used in moderate amounts. Other bases, though, like a fruit or vegetable juice, can replace the oil in many vinaigrette recipes. Even creamy dressings don’t have to be heavy and fat-laden. They can be lightened up with non- or low-fat buttermilk, yogurt, or sour cream.

Wow, now that seems like one of those NBC, “The More You Know” type blurbs.

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