Tomato Basil Dressing

29 Jan

Alas, another Cooking Channel inspiration.  This one comes courtesy of a show called Lose 5 lbs.  Now, I half watched this show, half did dishes.  I heard what she was doing, but actually did not see what she was doing.  All I knew was I was sick of Newman’s Own olive oil and vinegar salad dressing I had been eating the past 21 days and wanted a change.

I tried to make a mental note of what she was using and adjusted to what I had on hand.  I could’ve googled the recipe, but I wanted to see how close I could come using what I had. I did a pretty good job.  I think I’ll make my own salad dressing from now on.


  • 1 small can of low sodium V8 juice (she used a 1/2 c, I used the whole can)
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar (she used red wine)
  • 1 packet truvia (she used granulated sugar)
  • 1 tablespoon brown mustard (she used dijon..I didn’t have any and didn’t want to use yellow)
  • Salt and Pepper (we both used fresh ground)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Fresh basil, chopped (she used 1 tablespoon, I used more…I like basil!)

Whisk it all together and there you have it.  The show website says it is 30 calories per 2 tablespoons of dressing (that’s a lot..really!)


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