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Makeover Family-Recipe Salad Dressing Recipe

Makeover Family-Recipe Salad Dressing

Connie Pettersen of Aitkin, Minnesota tried lightening her mother-in-law's recipe and then let our Test Kitchen lighten it up further. The salad dressing dropped in fat and calories, but kept the delicious flavor of her mother-in-law’s original recipe.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min. YIELD:10 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 small onion, cut into wedges
  • 1/2 cup reduced-fat mayonnaise
  • Sugar substitute equivalent to 5 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt-free seasoning blend
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 small garlic clove, peeled
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon celery seed

Directions

  • 1. In a blender, combine all ingredients; cover and process until blended. Transfer to a small pitcher or bowl. Refrigerate until serving. Yield: 1-1/4 cups.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested with Splenda no-calorie sweetener.

Nutritional Facts

2 tablespoons equals 76 calories, 7 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 4 mg cholesterol, 167 mg sodium, 4 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, trace protein.