You really need to try my version of this healthy Italian salad dressing recipe! It’s low in calories and perfect for inflammation. Also, you only need 4 ingredients to have this seasoning ready for your salad so grab your salad-making tools, and let’s do this!
This Italian dressing can be used in caesar salads, fresh romaine, and tomato salad, and of course, Italian salad. I’ve been using this recipe for a while now in my salads and I’ve got to say, even though it’s low in calories and actually vegan, it still tastes amazing.
Healthy Italian Salad Dressing
So the original Italian salad dressing calls for some delicious parmesan cheese, I’m having second thoughts about my diet just thinking about it lol!
Anyway, back to reality, instead were are using nutritional yeast as a substitute for the cheese. It has fewer calories and tons of health benefits. (listed below)
Now you can use tamari or soy sauce if you don’t have nutritional yeast but it won’t get you that creamy Italian flavor.
Ingredients for 4 servings | Total Time: 5 minutes
- 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
- 8 tablespoons of red wine vinegar (1/2 cup)
- 1 tablespoon of Italian seasoning
- 1 tablespoon of nutritional yeast
How To Make This Healthy Italian Dressing
This one is easy, just combine all of your ingredients into a bowl or mason jar and stir until evenly mixed. For mason jars, simply seal the lid and shake vigorously.
Each serving of this salad dressing has | 89 calories | 8.3g total fat | 1.2g saturated fat | 2mg cholesterol | 3mg sodium | 2.3g total carbs | 1g dietary fiber | 0.4g total sugars | 2g protein | 1mg calcium | 13mg potassium |
So recent studies have shown that olive oil helps reduce inflammation because it contains an omega-9 fatty acid called oleic acid. However, you need to use organic virgin olive oil.
Nutritional yeast not only gives you that cheesy parmesan flavor but it also restores white blood cells which helps with muscle recovery strengthens your immune system and reduces inflamamtion.
Finally, red wine vinegar is actually better than white vinegar but try to go as organic as possible because it has a ton of amazing benefits and is great for inflamamtion too.
This is my favorite part, you can store leftovers of this dressing for up to 30 days in the fridge and use it whenever you make a fresh bowl of salads. To use leftovers, just give your dressing a shake and pour.
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I hope you try this easy and healthy salad dressing. I would love to know how it tasted in the comments below. You can also find me on Pinterest for more healthy recipes and tips. Until next time, stay awesome mama!