Low Calorie Asian Salad Dressing

Homemade dressing
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  • Total: 10 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: 1 1/2 Cups (24 servings)

Asian-inspired ingredients lend a lot of flavor, without adding calories, to this simple Asian salad dressing. If you are wondering where to find bottled, minced garlic, look in the produce section at the grocery store. It is usually near the fresh garlic. It is a very convenient product, used often in Asian cooking, eliminating the need to peel and mince fresh garlic cloves.


  • 1/2 cup vegetable broth
  • 1/3 cup vinegar (rice)
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce (low-sodium)
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon garlic (bottled and minced)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger (ground)
  • 1/4 teaspoon chile paste
  • 1 lime (juice)
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Pour all ingredients, except for cilantro, into a blender.

  3. Blend on high for about 10 seconds, or until the mixture is smooth, and free of clumps.

  4. Add the 1/4 cup of chopped cilantro to the dressing mixture, and transfer to a clean jar or bottle. Make sure that the container you choose has a tight-fitting lid to avoid spillage.


  • This can be stored in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.