Recipe: Demi’s Summer Salad Dressing

As we wave goodbye to the winter months and say g’day to the Australian summer, we know that you’re all looking for those refreshing summer feeds to keep the family cool, calm and happy in the heat. It can be a real struggle sometimes! So, our dietitian from Newcastle, Demi, wanted to share her summer salad dressing recipes for you all to try! Both of the following recipes make for great dressing alternatives, that are lower in salt and in sugar. Plus, they both hold for about five days in the fridge!

Who’s keen to try them out?!

Yoghurt Ranch Dressing

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup Greek yoghurt
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed or 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • Juice of ½ lemon

Add all ingredients in a jar with an air-tight lid, shake well until combined & enjoy.

Nutrition Stats & Comparison to Store-Bought

FYL Dressing

Per Serve

FYL Dressing Per 100g Paul Newman Own’s

Per Serve

Paul Newman Owns’s

Per 100g

 Energy 259kJ 295kJ 400kJ 2000kJ
Protein 3.0g 3.4g 0.6g 2.8g
Fat 2.4g 2.8g 10.1g 50.4g
Saturated Fat 1.4g 1.6g 1.6g 7.9g
Carbohydrate 5.1g 5.8g 1.1g 5.2g
Sodium 146.1mg 166.6mg 120.0mg 585mg
Fibre 1.1g 1.3g 0g 0g

Vinaigrette Dressing

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • ¼ cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon honey

Add all ingredients in a jar with an air-tight lid, shake well until combined & enjoy.

Nutrition Stats & Comparison to Store-Bought

FYL Vinaigrette Per Serve FYL Vinaigrette Per 100g Praise Balsamic Per Serve Praise Balsamic Per 100g
Energy 496kJ 1957kJ 180kJ 900kJ
Protein 0.0g 0.3g <1.0g <1.0g
Fat 11.5g 48.2g 3.6g 17.8g
Saturated Fat 1.6g 6.8g <1.0g 2.1g
Carbohydrate 1.9g 8.1g 2.5g 12.5g
Sugar 1.9g 8.0g 2.4g 11.9g
Sodium 51mg 214mg 170mg 170mg
Fibre 0.2g 0.8g 0g 0g

 

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