Fat Free Italian Dressing

"I tweaked our favorite Italian Dressing recipe so it was healthier and more WW friendly. The original recipe (which is Recipe #20158) is fantastic, but it is 2 points plus per Tablespoon. This version is 1 point plus for the WHOLE recipe! We use it on salads, Italian subs, pasta, chicken and even as a dip for bread. You can use red or white wine vinegar. I actually prefer the taste of the red, but it looks more like Italian dressing if you use the white."
photo by Marg (CaymanDesigns) photo by Marg (CaymanDesigns)
photo by Marg (CaymanDesigns)
Ready In:
12 ounces




  • Mix the cornstarch and water together in a small saucepan. Cook, stirring constantly, over high heat until it begins to thicken and is clear. (It will thicken even more once it is cool.).
  • Combine all the ingredients, including the cornstarch mixture, in a jar with a lid. Cover and shake to mix thoroughly.
  • Let stand for at least 2 hours to blend flavors. Shake well before using. Store at room temperature.

Questions & Replies

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  1. Lawrence L.
    Where can I buy the salad dressing carafe in the picture? I'm going to try the recipe, too, but when I do I want to keep my dressing in that nice carafe.
  2. randr.frisque
    Can this be stored in the refrigerator? What is the shelf life if stored at room temperature?


  1. Kelly B.
    I don't know how this recipe doesn't have any reviews. It's magic! Tastes just like full fat dressing. I've been using it as a sauce on tons of things....veggies, sandwiches, in recipes, on salads (mixed 50/50 with my usual dressings to cut cals)... I joined this site just to give this recipe some love!


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