40 Second, 40 Calorie Salad Dressing

Everyone asks me what kind of dressing I use to not break the calorie (and fat and carb bank).  Chances are, if a dressing is low in fat, it’s high in carbs, and if it’s low in carbs, it’s got serious fat.  Dressings can turn a super healthy salad into a diet-disaster if you’re not careful.  So here’s my speedy quick, low calorie, zero-fat and low-carb dressing.  It’s tangy, spicy and kind of sweet all at once.  I like it because I can pile on my veggies, protein AND fat (yep- avocado or nuts top my salads!), knowing that my dressing doesn’t add in any undesirables.  For this salad, I used deli turkey for protein and my veggies for carbs.  Avocado was my fat, and for fun, I cubed up a slice of coconut Paleo bread seasoned with garlic powder and baked at 400 degrees for 10 minutes.  For those of you who don’t like the cardboard-y texture of Paleo bread, I encourage you to try making croutons.

Easy Dressing with Paleo Bread Croutons
Easy Dressing with Paleo Bread Croutons
Best Dressing Ingredients
Best Dressing Ingredients
Mixed Up
Mixed Up
Dinner is Served
Dinner is Served


2 teaspoons Trader Joes Chili Pepper Sauce

2 teaspoons Trader Joe’s Hot Sweet Mustard

1-1.5 tablespoons vinegar (balsamic, coconut, rice wine or red wine…even apple cider vinegar is ok)

1 teaspoon nutritional yeast (optional)

1 mini scoop concentrated Stevia

Dash garlic powder (optional)


Stir everything together.  Toss with salad.

Serves 1- Calories: 40. Protein: 5.5, Fat: 0, Carb: 6

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