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Low Sodium Salad Dressing (2 Steps)

5 from 13 votes
Published on 06/18/2024 by Umamiology
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This low sodium salad dressing is perfect for the summer! It features a crisp and tangy citrus taste with the same umami flavors of a bright summer salad. Best of all – it’s low in sodium!

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This low sodium salad dressing is not only easy to make, but it brightens up any food you dress it with. From summer salads, to pasta dishes, and even as marinades for beef or chicken, this dressing is a healthier alternative to high-sodium sauces and tastes amazing when drizzled on top of crunchy vegetables like carrots, lettuce, celery, bell peppers, and more!

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This tangy and slightly sweet condiment combines the rich, complex taste of balsamic vinegar with citrus flavors, creating a versatile dressing that can elevate a variety of dishes.

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It’s perfect for those looking to reduce their sodium intake without sacrificing flavor! Embracing this low sodium dressing can help maintain a balanced diet while still enjoying the rich, bold flavors of your favorite meals.

Key Elements Of This Recipe

  • Olive Oil: Provides that smooth creaminess within the dressing
  • Citrus Fruit: Add a tart flavor to brighten up the dressing
  • Balsamic Vinegar: Imparts a deep, savory and tart umami to the dressing

The Ingredients for Low Sodium Salad Dressing

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The Equipment Needed

Craft Your Low Sodium Salad Dressing

Combine all ingredients into a shaker jar and give it a good shake so that all ingredients are fully incorporated.

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Drizzle over salad or sandwiches for a low sodium flavor boost!

How To Use Low Sodium Salad Dressing

In addition to using this for summer salads, here are a few other suggestions on how to use this tangy and delicious dressing!

  • Marinate Meats: Use low sodium salad dressing as a marinade for chicken, beef, or pork. The acidity and herbs in the dressing help tenderize the meat while infusing it with flavor. Simply marinate for a few hours or overnight before grilling, baking, or pan-frying.
  • Vegetable Dip: Serve the dressing as a dip for fresh vegetables. It’s a healthier alternative to high-sodium dips and pairs well with crunchy vegetables like carrots, celery, bell peppers, and cucumbers, adding a tangy, savory flavor.
  • Grain Bowls: Drizzle low sodium salad dressing over quinoa, rice, or farro bowls. It acts as a light, flavorful dressing that ties all the ingredients together, enhancing the taste of grains, vegetables, and proteins in the bowl.
  • Roasted Vegetables: Toss vegetables in the dressing before roasting them. The dressing helps the vegetables caramelize and adds a layer of flavor, making them more appealing and delicious.
  • Pasta Salad: Mix the dressing into pasta salads. It’s an excellent alternative to high-sodium dressings, adding a light and flavorful coating to the pasta, vegetables, and any proteins included in the salad.
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Low Sodium Salad Dressing (2 Steps)

5 from 13 votes
This low sodium salad dressing is perfect for the summer! It features a crisp and tangy citrus taste with the same umami flavors of a bright summer salad. Best of all – it's low in sodium!
Author: Umamiology
Servings: 4
Prep Time: 6 minutes
Total Time: 6 minutes
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Equipment

Ingredients 

Instructions 

Craft Your Low Sodium Salad Dressing

  • Combine all ingredients into a shaker jar and give it a good shake so that all ingredients are fully incorporated.
  • Drizzle over salad or sandwiches for a low sodium flavor boost!

Nutrition

Calories: 135kcalCarbohydrates: 3gProtein: 0.2gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 10gSodium: 1.165mgPotassium: 42mgFiber: 0.5gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 61IUVitamin C: 10mgCalcium: 12mgIron: 0.2mg

*Nutritional information is just an estimate derived by an online calculation tool.

FAQ

What is the best low sodium salad dressing?

My low sodium salad dressing is perfect for the summer! It features a crisp and tangy citrus taste with the same umami flavors of a bright summer salad. Best of all – it’s low in sodium!

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