French dressing is one of America’s Top 10 favorite salad dressings. And this Low Sodium French Salad Dressing recipe is made without any extra sodium. With some simple substitutions you will blow away high sodium levels of store bought dressings and most homemade recipes! Plus, it is so easy and daggone delicious!
I love blue cheese dressing and it always will. But sadly as a regular dressing it is far beyond my per meal goal in just 2 Tbsp. When I made my Low Sodium Ranch Dressing I was very happy with that and I now had a close second. But then I made this French dressing and WoW! I was never really enamored with French dressing before starting a LoSo diet, but this sweet-and-tangy dressing has totally captured my taste buds. You will Love it!
|Typical sodium amount per serving||350 mg|
|Sodium per serving for this recipe||20 mg|
|Calories per serving||107|
Commercial brand French salad dressings and mixes are loaded with sodium. This is why I am working hard on some of the “basics” that we used to eat before you and I really had to cut back on sodium. Most store bought bottled dressings have 350 mg of sodium per 2 tablespoons, for a simple condiment this can easily blow your whole sodium budget. I’ve reduced this recipe down to an amazing low sodium 20 mg for the same amount!
Though I have not made it yet, you could make a creamy version of this also. Replace the oil with my Low Sodium Plain Mayo and stir vigorously. If you make it, let me know how it turned out.
TIPS FOR MAKING LOW SODIUM FRENCH SALAD DRESSING
This recipe is incredibly easy to make. Literally place the ingredients in a pint size Mason jar and shake.
Since all the vinegar and honey in this recipe is a natural preservative storing this for up to 2 weeks should not be a problem. Of course store in a sealed container in the refrigerator.
When storing this dressing in the refrigerator it may separate a bit. But it’s nothing that a quick shake of the jar can’t fix.
One of the “secrets” to making low sodium French dressing is replacing the Dijon mustard with honey mustard. The typical Grey Poupon Dijon has 115 mg per teaspoon while the honey mustard I used is 15 mg. I used a Meijer name brand honey mustard, but check your labels
Many people have varying opinions on how sweet their dressing should be. Personally, I don’t have a big sweet tooth and I would not use any more honey than listed in the recipe. But feel free to tweak the amount of honey. You can always start with a little and add more to taste, it just takes another shake.
Don’t let your sodium intake of commercial dressings get ahead of you or get you down, make a batch of this Low Sodium French Salad Dressing and enjoy it with all your favorite salads, taco salads, veggies, chicken and more!
As always, please let me know how you like this recipe in the comments! I get motivated when I hear from you and interested to learn about how you liked and served your Low Sodium French Salad Dressing. So please, leave a comment or rating and share any tips you might have. You can follow me on Facebook and Pinterest also, for new recipes.
Low Sodium French Salad Dressing
- 1 Tbsp pre-minced garlic
- 2/3 cup olive oil
- 1/2 cup ketchup no salt added
- 1/4 cup white vinegar
- 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
- 1/4 cup honey use more or less, to taste
- 1 tablespoon tomato paste no salt added
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 2 teaspoons Lea and Perrins low sodium Worcestershire sauce
- 1 teaspoon honey mustard mine was 15 mg of sodium
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
- Freshly ground black pepper to taste
- Place all of the ingredients in a large jar with a tight-fitting lid. (preerably a screw tp lid)
- Shake vigorously until well-combined. Should turn milky whitish color if not using basalmic vinegar.
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