Choose one of these dressings to add distinct flavour (without excess kilojoules) to any simple leafy green salad.
Serves 4Cost per serve 48 centsTime to make 10 minutes
1/3 cup low-fat natural yoghurt2 tablespoons 96% fat-free mayonnaise1 teaspoon Dijon mustard2 anchovies, drained, chopped2 tablespoons grated parmesan1 tablespoon lemon juice2 teaspoons white wine vinegar
Step 1 Place all ingredients into a food processor and process until smooth. Season to taste with freshly ground black pepper.
Tip: This dressing can keep for two to three days in the fridge (contains dairy).
182kJ/44calProtein 3.1gTotal fat 1.6gSat fat 0.8gCarbs 3.8gSugars 3.4gFibre 0.0gSodium 162mgCalcium 89mgIron 0.1mg
Serves 4Cost per serve 78 centsTime to make 10 minutes
1 teaspoon finely grated ginger2 tablespoons lime juice1 small red chilli, deseeded, finely chopped2 teaspoons brown sugar1 tablespoon tamari soy sauce1 1/2 tablespoons mirin1 tablespoon finely chopped coriander
Step 1 Place all ingredients into a bowl and stir until sugar dissolves.
Tip: This dressing can keep for up to one week in an airtight container in the fridge.
63kJ/15calProtein 0.6gTotal fat 0.1gSat fat 0.0gCarbs 1.8gSugars 1.5gFibre 0.0gSodium 189mgCalcium 5mgIron 0.1mg
Serves 4Cost per serve 87 centsTime to make 10 minutes
35g Castello® blue cheese, crumbled1/4 cup buttermilk1/4 cup light sour cream1 tablespoon white wine vinegar2 teaspoons lemon juice1 tablespoon chopped chives
Step 1 Place blue cheese, buttermilk, sour cream, vinegar and lemon juice into a food processor and process until smooth. Stir through chives and season to taste with freshly ground black pepper.
264kJ/63calProtein 3.3gTotal fat 4.6gSat fat 3.0gCarbs 1.8gSugars 1.8gFibre 0.0gSodium 116mgCalcium 87mgIron 0.0mg
Serves 4Cost per serve 59 centsTIme to make 10 minutes
1/4 cup fresh orange juice1 eschallot, finely chopped1 1/2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil1 tablespoon white wine vinegar1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
Step 1 Place all ingredients into a bowl and whisk until well combined.
Variation: Try adding 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin or coriander, a little honey and 1 tablespoon chopped coriander for a Middle Eastern-style dressing.
372kJ/89calProtein 0.2gTotal fat 4.6gSat fat 1.2gCarbs 1.8gSugars 1.7gFibre 0.1gSodium 29mgCalcium 2.4mgIron 0.1mg