Three good dressings

A salad without dressing is a marriage without love – you can get by, but no one’s particularly happy.

These three are well worth having in your repertoire, to be used sparingly.

Tomato vinaigrette

Calorie count per Tbsp: 13

400 g ripe tomatoes, deseeded and skinned
pinch of caster sugar
2 Tbs white wine vinegar
2 Tbs good olive oil
salt and pepper

Bitz in a processor and serve with grilled fish or dark leafy salads.

Asian dressing

Calorie count per Tbs: 22
2 Tbs soy sauce
2tsp sesame oil
2 tsp root ginger, finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, crushed
2 tsp mirin
2 tsp lime juice
2 tsp water

Whisk and drizzle over crisp Asian salad veggies.

Simple lemon, garlic and herb

Calorie count per Tbs: 112
2 Tbs good olive oil
1-2 Tbs lemon juice
1 tsp Dijon mustard
1 clove garlic, peeled and crushed
salt and pepper

Dried oregano or herbes de Provence
Combine and serve with grilled chicken.