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Diabetic Recipes – Salad Dressings

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Basic Salad Dressing


2 tbsp red wine vinegar
1/8 tsp garlic powder
2 tbsp acceptable vegetable oil
1/8 tsp sugar
4 tbsp water
1/2 tsp fresh lemon juice
1/8 tsp freshly ground black pepper   


In  jar with a tight-fitting lid, combine all ingredients.  Shake well and refrigerate. 

Makes 8 (1 Tablespoon) Servings.

Nutrients Per Serving:
31 Calories
3 grams Fat
5 mg Potassium

Creamy Italian Dressing


1 tbsp virgin olive oil
1/4 tsp leaf oregano
1 tbsp vegetable oil
1/8 tsp salt
4 tbsp fresh lemon juice
pepper to taste


Mix all ingredients together and refrigerate.  Shake well before using.

Makes 6 (1/3 cup) Servings.

Dietary Exchanges: 1 Fat

Nutrients Per Serving:
46 Calories
5 grams Fat
0 mg Cholesterol
1 gram Carbohydrates
0 grams Protein


Creamy Ranch Salad Dressing


1 c low-fat cottage cheese
1/2 tsp garlic powder
2/3 c low-fat plain yogurt
1/2 tsp dried basil
2 green onions, chopped
1/4 tsp dried oregano
1 tsp dijon mustard


In food processor or blender, process cottage cheese and yogurt until smooth. Pour into bowl and stir in onions and seasonings.  Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 min so flavors develop.  Store for up to one week.  Stir before serving.

Makes 9 (3 Tablespoon) Servings.

Dietary Exchanges: 1/2 Milk Choice (2%)

Nutrients Per Serving:
37 Calories
1 gram Fat
3 gram Carbohydrates
5 gram Protein


French Dressing


1/2 tsp powdered mustard
1/3 c  Wine vinegar
1/4 tsp ground white pepper
2 tsp Water
1 tsp tomato paste
1/2 tsp finely chopped onion
7 tbsp salad oil


Combine all ingredients in a jar and shake well or puree in a blender for smooth dressing.

Makes 12 (1 Tablespoon) Servings.

Dietary Exchanges: 1 Fat

Nutrients Per Serving:
50 Calories
6 grams Fat
0 grams Carbohyrate
0 grams Protein
0 mg Sodium
1 mg Potassium
0 grams Cholesterol

Yogurt-Dill Dressing


8 oz plain low-fat yogurt (1 cup)
1/2 tsp crushed dill weed
2 tsp finely chopped onion
1/4 tsp dry mustard
1 tsp lemon juice
1/8 tsp garlic powder


Mix all ingredients thoroughly and chill until served.  Serve over tossed green salad.

Makes 8 (2 Tablespoon) Servings.

Dietary Exchanges: Free Food Exchange

Nutrients Per Serving:
18 Calories
.4 grams Fat
1.5 grams Protein
2.1 grams Carbohydrates
20 mg Sodium
68.2 mg Potassium
0 grams Fiber
2 mg Cholesterol