Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Recipe Redux -- Food in A Jar

I really don't understand this jar craze.  When I saw that the Recipe Redux theme this month was Raising the Bar on Food in a Jar I was completely stumped.  I spent many hours scouring websites for a recipe inspiration, wracked my brain, and made the ugliest no bake pie in a jar.  After all this I was seriously about to give up and not participate this month.

All of a sudden I realized something.  There IS something that I make in a jar all the time.  Salad dressing!  So today I bring you, my fat free vinaigrette.  It's sweet, it's simple, it's got a bit of tang from the vinegar.  It's perfect to brighten up a salad and just add a bit of flavor and moisture. This salad dressing has only 25 calories for the whole recipe!

Did you know that most salad dressings have over 5 grams of sugar per serving?  And even fat free salad dressings have about 50 calories in 2 tablespoons.  I love my salads but, I am heavy handed with  my salad dressings.  This salad dressing is perfect.   

Fat Free Sugar Free Sweet and Tangy Dressing
Fat: 0 g
Sodium: 37.5 g
Carbs: 12.0 g

.25 cup rice vinegar
2 T sugar free apricot preserves
1 T sugar free maple syrup
1 T minced garlic

  1. Put all ingredients into a jar
  2. Shake to mix

Simple, right?  It pairs well with any salad.  I actually really like it with a spinach salad topped with tuna.  

Do you make your own salad dressing?  What kind do you make?



  1. So glad you shared your homemade salad dressing - I always get in dressing ruts and like trying new recipes. This would be a delicious marinade for chicken or shrimp, too.

  2. Looks good! This recipe looks so simple and easy to throw together.