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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.
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. 😀
The salad is made of:
4 cups of chopped lettuce
1/4 cup sliced almonds
1 avocado, diced
1/4 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
- 1/4 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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Heather with WELLFITandFED
Oh my goodness this is so creative. I love it and the salad is so simple. What a great recipe!
I love simple recipes. Hope you give this one a try.
Using a frozen strawberry bar as the base for a salad dressing is genius!! Love this!
Thank you, Emilly! 🙂
This looks delicious! And I am with you, it is so hot here too!
Thank you. I’m wearing dresses until fall. 🙂
Wow, looks so delish and refreshing! Thanks for sharing! XO
It is! Thank you. 🙂
Strawberry anything and I am making it.
That’s awesome! Enjoy.
Yum-o! This sounds so easy and delish! Perfect summery salad dressing I will definitely be trying maybe even for the Fourth of July!
Yes! Definitely a good summer dressing. Hope you enjoy.
Chrissa - Physical Kitchness
Sooooo pretty much ALL of my favorite things in a salad. Seriously. That crumbled bacon is a clutch addition. Can’t wait to make this with the awesome dressing!
Hope you do. You’re going to love it!
This looks like such a delicious salad! I’ll have to try making it this summer.
It’s the perfect summer salad. Enjoy! 🙂
Maya | Wholesome Yum
This looks delicious! I love strawberry anything.
Me too! Love love love strawberries. 🙂
This sounds like a great dressingfor salad especially during summer! I love the addition of strawberries.
I think so too. Hope you try it out!
Erica@ Everyday Erica
Love this – how creative!! I bet it would work with fresh strawberries too?
I’m sure it does. If you try it with fresh strawberries, let me know. Enjoy!