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Low-Calorie Salad Dressing Recipes Featuring Actual Whole Foods

Dress It Up

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Most store-bought dressings are sodium-packed or filled with sugar, and homemade dressings will make your salad a standout. Whether your taste buds crave sweet, creamy, or spicy we've got you and your veggies covered, courtesy of Tieghan Gerard, blogger behind Half Baked Harvest(For more of her culinary genius, check out these 5 Genius Ways to Totally Overhaul Your Salad Game.) 

Gerard came up with three easy recipes for dressings that will make your salad a standout, while keeping it low-cal). The best part? All you need is a blender and a few ingredients to whip these up. Start with these three blends, then swap in different herbs and fruits for all new flavors. 

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Sweet Corn, Jalapeño, and Buttermilk

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At just 23 calories per 2-tablespoon serving, you can drizzle this dressing to your heart's content. The sweet corn and tangy buttermilk balance out the spicy jalapeno, while coating your greens in tons of flavor. 

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Almond Butter, Herbs, and Watercress

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The base of your salad isn't the only place for greens. This recipe blends up 2 cups of watercress with herbs, lemon juice, Greek yogurt, almond butter, and olive oil for a hearty, nutrient-filled dressing that's anything but empty calories. 

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Honey-Lime Watermelon and Chia

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This sweet dressing gets its flavor from blended watermelon, blackberries, lime juice, honey, and mint. A dash of chia seeds greates a thicker, gelatin-like texture and a healthy boost. (Get the low-down on chia seeds' health benefits.)

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