Learn to Cook: Healthy Salad Dressing

Serves 8

Nuts and fruit can make for creamy, juicy and flavorful salad dressings without adding any extracted oils. Plus you get the health benefits of those nutrient-dense nuts and fruits. Save money by using your imagination and what's in your pantry to come up with new flavor combinations.

Ingredients: 
  • 1/3 cup chopped nuts, such as walnuts, cashews, almonds or pecans
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh fruit, such as plums, peaches, blueberries or strawberries
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened soy milk (or fruit juice, such as pomegranate or orange)
  • 1 tablespoon lemon or lime juice (or vinegar)
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Method: 

Purée all ingredients in a food processor or high-powered blender until smooth. For thinner dressings, add a little more soy milk or fruit juice.

Nutritional Info: 
Per Serving:40 calories (30 from fat), 3g total fat, 0g saturated fat, 0mg cholesterol, 0mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (1g dietary fiber, 1g sugar), 2g protein
Special Diets: 

Note: We've provided special diet and nutritional information for educational purposes. But remember — we're cooks, not doctors! You should follow the advice of your health-care provider. And since product formulations change, check product labels for the most recent ingredient information. See our Terms of Service.

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