When we make one of our favorite big salads, with lots of fresh sliced vegetables and lettuces, our intentions are good. But when it comes to adding the dressing, we often blow those good intentions--and our fat budget. It's the oil that makes the fat add up.
But this roasted bell pepper and basil salad dressing has no oil. It may be made ahead and kept in the refrigerator for several days, ready for those big salads. And when you put on more than the recommended amount of dressing, you won't have to feel a bit of guilt.
NO-OIL RED BELL PEPPER AND BASIL SALAD DRESSING
1 large red bell pepper
1 (16-ounce) carton nonfat cottage cheese
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/4 cup minced basil