I am not a fan of fat free salad dressing. I mean, come on….you are having a salad! Lighten up a little bit (pun intended). I always go with a less fat/lower calorie version of my favorite bottled salad dressings. Two in particular: KRAFT Light Catalina and KENS Light Italian. They are awesome. I alternate every few days and occasionally I will attempt to try a new brand but I always fall back to these two. The average “light” salad dressing runs about 50+ calories per two tablespoons. Now, I don’t know about you, but two tablespoons for a nice big salad is never enough for me. This is one way I cut the calories in the dressing so I can have a salad covered in dressing…just like a fat girl likes it.
Here is a way to slim down the calories and still maintain the full flavor of the dressing:
- Pour the entire contents of your selected dressing into two bowls. 1/2 of the bottle in one bowl. 1/2 of the bottle in a second bowl.
- Add 1/2 cup of vinegar (your choice-red, balsamic, white) to each individual bowl and stir. I prefer white vinegar because each of these dressings are white vinegar based. For best results you will want to use whatever vinegar is used is the dressing.
- Mix up the dressings and refrigerate. The longer the vinegar is combined with the dressing the better it will be. Make sure you do a taste test. If a 1/2 cup is too much then lessen it- cutting it just a little bit will still make it lesser calories. If you want add more- then go for it. It is all about you and what you like, but remember – slimming down your dressing with slim down your dress size!