Mango Salad Dressing Recipe
- Friday, February 26th, 2010
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Salads cannot only be incredibly delicious, but they should be part of every healthy diet. Salads are an easy way to fill up on healthy, low calorie vegetables and perfect for people who are trying to lose weight. But, if you are not careful it is easy to add hundreds of Calories by simply adding too much dressing.
I developed this recipe when I had to come up with some low calorie options for salad dressings. This mango dressing tastes great and is perfect for switching it up a bit. It adds flavor and sweetness to any salad. It goes particularly well with a light spring or summer salad, some crunchy, salty raw almonds, avocado and diced chicken breast.
Unlike other fruit, the color of the mango is not an indicator of ripeness. Smell the top of the mango (where the stem was), it should smell fruity. Touch the mango, when it is ripe it will yield slightly to pressure
Low Calorie Mango Salad DressingMakes about one cup
- 1. Puree everything, except half the basil, in a blender until super smooth.
- 2. Taste and adjust seasoning if necessary.
- 3. Add the rest of the basil and mix.
For a long time I never ate any salad dressings — I was a purist (I’ve been known to say this regarding many foods). Eventually I started to enjoy italian dressing, and sometimes a mustard-based dressing, but never anything that slightly resembled a creamy dressing.
This mango mojo is in fact the first “creamy” dressing I’ve enjoyed, and I love it! After the photography session that produced the picture above, I had the best salad of my life. It was legendary.
Nutrition Facts (per Tbsp)
Calories: 13, Fat: 0.8g, GL: < 1, Sugar: 1g, Sodium: 47g