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Yummy Lower-Cal Honey Lime Dressing

honey-lime dressingLast night I posted a pic of this salad I made on instagram & facebook and you guys asked me for the recipe for the dressing. As always, I threw this recipe together last night without measuring anything – just making it up as I go. If I had to guess, it went a little like this…

  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon or lime juice
  • 1/4 cup white balsamic vinegar (or champagne vinegar)
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup hellmans 15 calorie light mayo
  • 2 tablespoons honey mustard
  • 2 tablespoons of Stevia (instead of honey)
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro (optional)
  • 4-5 dashes of cayenne pepper (optional)

HoneyNote: This morning I went online and looked at other recipes, just to compare what I did with mainstream recipes. Many recipes called for up to a CUP of honey (ouch on the calories) and up to a CUP of olive oil (double ouch!). I admit, 1/2 cup of olive oil would probably taste better, but is too many calories for me. That’s also why I add the mayo – to thicken it up and richen the taste up, which also helps the dressing stick to the salad better, so less waste.

Here’s what Steve said when he was done eating: “Do you know that roller coaster I really love at Sea World? It’s so fun I don’t want it to end and I’ll happily stand back in line to do it over and over. That’s how I feel about this salad.” So, I guess my lower-cal version did just fine! :)

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The Salad:

  • Grilled Southwest Chipotle Chicken
  • Arugula
  • Avocado
  • Vidalia Onion
  • Mango
  • Sliced Almond Accents
  • (and I ended up sprinkling on a few Craisins just for Stevo)

Here’s a pic of Steve’s salad:

chipotle chicken & mango salad

1 comment

  1. fingerlickinnutrition

    Now THAT’S what’s for dinner!!! Thanks for the recipe!

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