It’s blazing hot outside. I’m sweating in places I didn’t even know I could sweat from. I accidentally left a box of popsicles out on the counter, and they melted within minutes. 🙁 Time to make lemonade, or in this case, Strawberry Shallot Vinaigrette. So good. So yummy. Low calorie salad dressing never tasted better. Add a big, green salad, and even the kids will ask for seconds.
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When dinner is served, most of the time, my Little Red just wants to DIG IN! Running around and skateboarding all day, everyday tires him out. Then I realized the trick to eating salad as a meal: a good, sweet dressing like this Strawberry Shallot Vinaigrette. The shallots give it a mild oniony flavor. If you use a zero calorie popsicle, you’ve got a low calorie salad dressing. Yay! Those store-bought dressings have got nothin’ on this recipe, except maybe a hefty price tag. Before you take out a second loan on the house, just melt more popsicles. 😀
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The salad is made of:
4 cups of chopped lettuce
¼ cup sliced almonds
1 avocado, diced
¼ cup crumbled blue cheese
½ lb bacon, chopped and cooked
It may be a low calorie salad dressing, but I added contents to the salad that bring the calories back up… like BACON and CHEESE. Take a few calories out here. Add some more there. So, adjust accordingly.
This salad is kinda fancy too. Reminds me of being at a posh, overpriced cafe where someone named Alastair or Pierre come to serve you. Oui. Oui.
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Low Calorie Salad Dressing: Strawberry Shallot Vinaigrette
- 1 Zero-Calorie Strawberry Frozen Fruit Bar
- 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
- ¼ cup Extra Olive Oil
- ¼ shallot minced
- dash of salt
- Whisk all the vinaigrette ingredients together.
- Put all the salad ingredients on the plate and drizzle the vinaigrette on top.
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