Fat-Free Italian-Balsamic Salad Dressing

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 0 mins

I LOVE this dressing on a salad of mixed greens, onion, tomato, cucumber, green pepper, celery....oh, heck...just about anything!!! I created this one a while back when I was experimenting to find a good dressing without oil, and I have been using it ever since. If I am making only a single-serve salad, I estimate the amounts and add more swetener or spices to fit my taste. Super-healthy and super-tasty!!!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine all ingredients except Parmesan and whisk well.
  2. Pour over salad,toss to coat, and top with grated Parmesan cheese.


Most Helpful

I used a zesty herb italian dressing and unfortunately after I mixed in all the ingrediants, it still tasted like the zesty herb italian dressing... The next time I make this dressing, I will either not use an overpowering zesty italian dressing, or increase the sugar and / or balsamic vinegar. I would have like it sweeter.

ARathkamp November 25, 2009

This is a wonderful dressing! I used it on a side salad of baby spinach & cucumbers-with some red onion, too-and it was great! I admit to using less balsamic vinegar than called for since I wasn't sure how much I'd like it, but it was great & next time I'll increase it. I used low fat italian dressing & the spices were perfect. Instead of parmesan, I sprinkled on just a little low fat feta. Fast, too-another plus! Thank u for sharing this.

LUVMY2BOYS January 13, 2009

love what the sugar and balsamic vinegar does to the taste of the fat free dressing. Have this almost nightly. Thanks Manda---GREAT recipe!

herbr October 29, 2008

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