Say goodbye to boring, low fat salad dressings! This easy sweet and tangy salad dressing packs a punch of flavor – garlic, ginger, and liquid aminos (similar to soy sauce) come together to bring an Asian flair to any salad. It’s the dressing I use on my Mandarin Blueberry Napa Cabbage Salad but it’s delicious on whatever’s on your salad plate. THMs, it’s suitable for ALL the fuel types, even Deep S!
When I made my Mandarin Blueberry Napa Cabbage Salad I fell in love with the dressing! I’ve been using it on regular old lettuce salads that aren’t what you’d call “Asian” at all. It’s so yummy!
So, I’m sharing that recipe on its own here for you. It’s a creamy vinaigrette style but low in fat and packed with flavor.
What Do I Need For This Recipe?
You probably have most of these ingredients on hand, especially if you’re a Trim Healthy Mama follower. If not, they’re easy to find at most grocery stores – except for glucomannan powder but you can use xanthan gum instead.
- Raw ACV (apple cider vinegar)
- Sesame oil (toasted has more robust flavor)
- Unsweetened almond milk
- Liquid aminos (similar to soy sauce)
- Fresh garlic
- Fresh ginger
- Celery seed
- Gluccie (glucomannan powder) or xanthan gum*
- Pure stevia extract, or sweetener of choice
*Generally speaking, you can sub xanthan gum 1:1 for gluccie with no problem. I personally prefer gluccie over xanthan gum, I feel it’s less “slimy.”
Want more substitutions in THM cooking? Briana Thomas has a great post on helpful hints for substituting ingredients.
Tip For Making This Low Fat Asian Sweet and Tangy Salad Dressing.
This recipe is super easy! Just whisk all your ingredients together EXCEPT the gluccie (or xanthan gum). This is important to prevent clumping. No one likes clumpy salad dressing!
Next, while whisking, evenly sprinkle in the gluccie. Keep whisking for about 1 minute.
Then, let the dressing sit for about 15 minutes. It will thicken a bit during that rest time and turn into a creamy vinaigrette style dressing.
Enjoy it right away or refrigerate for several hours or overnight to let the flavors mingle. It will stay together, though the bits of garlic, ginger, and celery seed will settle out some so five it a good shake before serving.
You could also try shaking this in a salad dressing mixing bottle.
How To Fit This Low Fat Salad Dressing Into Your THM Meal Plans This Week.
This dressing is perfect for my Mandarin Blueberry Napa Cabbage Salad, as I mentioned in the beginning. But don’t stop there!
Any kind of salad will taste amazing with this dressing, even coleslaws!
In addition, use it as a marinade for chicken or fish.
It’s low in fat – just 1.2 grams! It’s also dairy free so can be used in ALL the THM fuel types, including Deep S.
Adding lots of flavor to low fat meals, and low fat/low carb (THM Fuel Pull) meals makes them more satisfying. This delicious Asian-inspired salad dressing brings that flavor punch to your lean meals.
Need more salad dressing recipes? Give these a try (all are sugar free):
Low Carb Thousand Island Dressing (THM S, Dairy Free)
Creamy Citrus Salad Dressing (THM S, Dairy Free, Egg Free)
Easy Ranch Dressing (without Buttermilk) (THM S or FP)
Easy Pomegranate Vinegar Salad Dressing (THM S, Dairy Free, Egg Free)
Raspberry Basil Vinaigrette (THM S, Dairy Free, Egg Free)
Creamy Cajun Ranch Dressing or Dip (THM FP or S, Egg Free)
Easy 2-Minute Balsamic Mustard Vinaigrette (THM S, Dairy Free, Egg Free)
- 3 tablespoons raw ACV (apple cider vinegar)
- 3 tablespoons unsweetened almond milk
- 1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon sesame oil
- 2 teaspoons liquid aminos
- 1 clove garlic
- 1 teaspoon grated ginger root
- 1/2 teaspoon celery seed
- 1/8 teaspoon gluccie (glucomannan powder) or xanthan gum
- 1 doonk (1/32 teaspoon) THM Pure Stevia Extract (or sweetener of choice to taste)
- Whisk together all ingredients EXCEPT the gluccie.
- Continue whisking and evenly sprinkle the gluccie into the dressing.
- Whisk for about 1 minute.
- Let the dressing sit for about 15 minutes, it will thicken slightly as it stands.
- Enjoy immediately or refrigerate overnight or until ready to use.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 16 Serving Size: 1 tablespoon
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 10.9Total Fat: 1.2gSaturated Fat: 0.2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 42.3mgCarbohydrates: 0.2gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 0.1g
Nutrition information is approximate and based on the best knowledge available at the time of recipe publication. Your results may vary due to differences in ingredients. You can make your own calculations if this recipe does not include nutrition info by using an online calculator such as https://recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-calculator.asp