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Makeover Spinach Salad Dressing Recipe

Makeover Spinach Salad Dressing Recipe

This makeover recipe is ideal for spinach. It's also a great way to dress up chicken salad or coleslaw. Yet it has less than half the calories and fat of the original dressing and about 40% less carbohydrates.—Cindy Harnish, Wexford, Pennsylvania
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 5 min. YIELD:10 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 4 teaspoons prepared mustard
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
  • Fresh spinach leaves

Directions

  • 1. Combine the first nine ingredients in a blender or food processor; cover and process until smooth. Serve over fresh spinach. Store leftover dressing in the refrigerator. Yield: 1-1/3 cups.

Nutritional Facts

One serving (2 tablespoons dressing, calculated without spinach) equals 56 calories, 3 g fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 260 mg sodium, 8 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, trace protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1/2 starch, 1/2 fat.