DRESSINGS 2

Creamy Italian Dressing

Makes: about 1 1/4 cups

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  1 cup low-fat sour cream
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  2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
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  1 tablespoon each grated Parmesan cheese, lemon juice, and honey
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  1 clove garlic, minced
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  2 green onions, white parts only, minced
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  1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
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  1/4 teaspoon each salt and black pepper
  Combine all ingredients in a small bowl.
  Refrigerate for 1 hour before using.
  Store in an airtight container or jar with lid in the refrigerator.
  Shake well before using.
  Will keep for 3 to 4 days.

Per serving (2 tablespoons): 28 calories, 0.5 g fat, 0.3 g saturated fat, 1.7 g protein, 4.5 g carbohydrate, 0 g fiber, 2 mg cholesterol, 108.1 mg sodium, % calories from Fat: 15

Oriental Dressing (tangy; good for Asian coleslaw)

Makes: 1 cup

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  1/2 cup frozen pineapple juice concentrate, thawed
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  1/3 cup seasoned rice vinegar
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  1 tablespoon each reduced-sodium soy sauce and sesame oil
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  2 teaspoons grated gingerroot
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  1 tsp cornstarch
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  1 clove garlic, minced
  Whisk together all ingredients in a medium saucepan. Bring mixture to a boil over medium-high heat. Cook for 1 minute, until slightly thickened.
  Cool to room temperature.
  Refrigerate for up to 3 days.

Per serving (2 tablespoons): 51 calories, 1.8 g fat, 0.3 g saturated fat, 0.4 g protein, 8.1 g carbohydrate, 0 g fiber, 0 mg cholesterol, 76.9 mg sodium % calories from fat: 33*

*higher than our other recipes, but still very low in fat for salad dressing

Tropical Dressing (for fruit salad)

Makes: about 1 1/2 cups

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  3/4 cup diced kiwifruit
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  1/2 cup mashed ripe banana
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  1/2 cup low-fat, vanilla flavored yogurt
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  2 tablespoons frozen pineapple juice concentrate, thawed
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  1/2 tsp coconut extract
  For thick dressing, mash kiwi with a fork and stir together all ingredients in a medium bowl.
  For thinner dressing, whirl all ingredients together in a blender.
  Best if used within 24 hours.

Per serving (1 /4 cup): 49 calories, 0.2 9 fat, 0 g saturated fat, 1.2 g protein, 11.4 g carbohydrate, 1.2 g fiber, 0.4 mg cholesterol, 12.7 mg sodium % calories from fat: 3