Summer Salad Season will soon be upon us, so this week’s Meatless Monday recipe is for a No-Fat Honey French Dressing. It is really, really simple to throw together and is perfect for those days ahead when crisp, cool, salad-eatin’ is what the heat of summer demands.
Recently I had lunch at the home of one of my girlfriends. She put together the most lovely salad for us; when she pulled out salad dressings, it brought home to me the notion that not everyone cares for creamy salad dressings (like Mr. Saucy does). Normally I will just drizzle some balsamic vinegar on my salads, or I’ll eat a homemade yogurt Ranch-style dressing. I just don’t care for oily salads, so I don’t make them.
Since so many people are watching their fat consumption, I was inspired to try to come up with a version of a Honey French Dressing that didn’t contain any fat. There is zero oil in this dressing…no fat at all…and you won’t miss it! I promise!
This recipe is super simple; it is really delicious; it has just the right amount of sweet from the honey (so no high-fructose corn syrup or even sugar); it costs just pennies to make. It will never separate, it makes about two cups of dressing, and it will keep in the refrigerator for a long time (but you’ll eat it quickly, I’m sure).
With the cold spring we’ve had, I’m sure the heat of the summer will be a shock to all of our systems. Take a break from heating up your kitchen, make a great big salad for dinner…and be sure to try this No-Fat Honey French Dressing recipe!
- 1 - 6 ounce can tomato paste
- ¾ cup honey
- ½ cup white vinegar
- ½ cup lemon juice (juice of about 2 lemons)
- 1 tablespoon onion, grated or very finely minced
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- ½ teaspoon celery seed (optional...but this makes it fabulous!)
- Place all the ingredients in a medium-sized bowl, whisk to combine.
- Pour into a glass container for storage in the refrigerator.