Low Sodium Thousand Island Dressing Recipe

If you love Thousand Island Dressing but you’re trying to watch your sodium, learn to make this Homemade Low Sodium Thousand Island Dressing instead of store bought. This heart-healthy recipe delivers all of the sweet and tangy flavors you crave in a dressing without all of the sodium.

Heart-Healthy Homemade Thousand Island Dressing

Love Thousand Island Dressing, but you need to watch your sodium because of dietary restrictions? Try this Homemade Low Sodium Thousand Island Dressing recipe instead. Typical store-bought Thousand Island Dressings average around 350 mg of sodium in just 2 tablespoons. Our delicious recipe takes only minutes to make and 2 tablespoons only contain approximately 50 mg of sodium. Creamy, with a sweet and tangy flavor combination, this dressing is perfect on salads, sandwiches, burgers, and so much more!

Low Sodium Thousand Island Dressing
 
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Recipe type: Sauce
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Finely chop your onions and drain on a paper towel.
  2. Measure yogurt into a mixing bowl.
  3. Add onions, pickle relish, vinegar, pepper, ketchup, and sugar to the yogurt.
  4. Stir thoroughly to mix all ingredients and chill in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes before serving.
  5. Store unused dressing in an air tight container (mason jars work great) in the refrigerator.**
Notes
* You can use a light mayonnaise, but it will roughly double the sodium count, which still leaves it significantly lower than store-bought brands.
**Use the expiration date on the yogurt or mayonnaise containers as the expiration date for your dressing.

Ditch the sodium, but don’t ditch the flavor with this simple recipe. We love this even more than the store-bought varieties because you can easily adjust the texture of the dressing with the pickles and onions to suit your preference.

Low Sodium 1000 Island Dressing Recipe

We hope you enjoy this Heart-Healthy Thousand Island Dressing recipe as much as we do on salads, burgers, Ruebens, and more. If you enjoyed this low sodium recipe, be sure to visit our Low Sodium section for more recipes like it. Don’t forget to subscribe to our newsletter so you never miss a single healthy recipe. For daily recipe inspiration, like us on Facebook, follow us on Pinterest, and stop by our Google+ Community to see all of the amazing recipes our community members are sharing. Enjoy!

No-Churn Strawberry Shortcake Ice Cream Recipe

Craving decadent homemade ice cream, but don’t have an ice cream machine? Try this simple recipe for Strawberry Shortcake Ice Cream. Five ingredients, full of fresh strawberries, crumbled biscuits, and ready in a few hours with no churning; the perfect summer ice cream!

Craving decadent homemade ice cream, but don't have an ice ream machine? Then try my Strawberry Shortcake Ice Cream! Five ingredients, full of fresh strawberries, crumbled biscuits and ready in a few hours with no churning; the perfect summer ice cream!

I don’t know about you, but I still haven’t bitten the bullet and bought an ice cream machine. Partly because I can’t find “the one” and partly because I’m seriously running out of space in my house because my food props are taking over the whole place!

So, being able to make no-churn ice cream is simply amazing to me because it means my family doesn’t miss out on all the delicious flavors I have floating around my head like this Strawberry Shortcake Ice Cream. The base of the recipe is heavy cream and a can of condensed milk. That’s it. Everything else is just an addition to make this delightful, sweet, and flavor-packed frozen dessert.

Craving decadent homemade ice cream, but don't have an ice ream machine? Then try my Strawberry Shortcake Ice Cream! Five ingredients, full of fresh strawberries, crumbled biscuits and ready in a few hours with no churning; the perfect summer ice cream!

In total there are only 5 ingredients in this whole recipe. Yes, you have to wait for it to freeze, but honestly, that’s the hardest part because making the ice cream takes less than 10 minutes.

I used 2 and 3/4 cups of fresh strawberries in this ice cream; 2 cups pureed and mixed into the ice cream base and 3/4 cup added into the mixture to give you some chunks of fruit.

Craving decadent homemade ice cream, but don't have an ice ream machine? Then try my Strawberry Shortcake Ice Cream! Five ingredients, full of fresh strawberries, crumbled biscuits and ready in a few hours with no churning; the perfect summer ice cream!

Then, I crushed some shortcake biscuits, mixed some into the ice cream and sprinkled some more on top before placing it into the freezer to magically become velvety smooth, creamy homemade ice cream.

I think you’ll agree that because this recipe for Strawberry Shortcake Ice Cream is so incredibly easy to make, it will easily become a new favorite dessert recipe in your house too!

Strawberry Shortcake Ice Cream
 
Craving decadent homemade ice cream, but don't have an ice cream machine? Then try this Strawberry Shortcake Ice Cream! Five ingredients, full of fresh strawberries, crumbled biscuits, and ready in a few hours with no churning; the perfect summer ice cream!
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Recipe type: Dessert
Ingredients
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1-14oz can of condensed milk
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 2¾ cups fresh strawberries; 2 cups hulled, ¾ cup hulled and diced
  • 1¼ cups crushed Shortcake biscuits
Instructions
  1. Place heavy cream into a large bowl or the bowl of your stand mixer and whisk on medium-high speed until you almost have soft peaks; you're looking for a light, fluffy mixture that will hold its shape for around 5 seconds when you lift the whisk out before falling back down.
  2. Add in the can of condensed milk and vanilla extract and mix on medium speed until well combined.
  3. Place 2 cups of strawberries into a food processor and blitz until smooth.
  4. Add the pureed strawberries into your ice cream base and mix until combined; the mixture will be a very pale pink.
  5. Add in most of the ¾ cups diced strawberries (leave some to garnish) and 1 cup of biscuit crumbs and stir in by hand until evenly distributed.
  6. Pour the ice cream mixture into a 2 pound loaf tin or large clip lid container and smooth over.
  7. Sprinkle the remaining ¼ cup biscuit crumbs over the top of the ice cream and follow that with the strawberries you reserved.
  8. Cover in cling film and place in the freezer until set, 6-8 hours.
  9. Leave out for 10 minutes before serving. Ice cream will keep covered in the freezer for up to a month.

We hope you love this simple No-Churn Strawberry Shortcake Ice Cream recipe from SoFabFood Contributor, Annie Standing from Annie’s Noms, as much as we do. If you like this simple dessert recipe, stop by our Desserts section to find more like it. Don’t forget to subscribe to our newsletter so that you never miss a single recipe, and you can visit our Pinterest boards for even more incredible dessert ideas. Enjoy!

Red Pepper Sauce Pasta Recipe

Learn how to make this non-traditional pasta dish, Red Pepper Sauce Pasta, with this simple step-by-step recipe. Roasted red peppers are blended with other fresh ingredients to create a thick, velvety sauce with a flavor that is sweet with a subtle bite at the end.

Red Pepper Sauce Pasta

I love peppers in so many different dishes because they add such good texture and a nice little bite. I typically use them in my Mexican recipes or in salads, but I finally decided to use them in a pasta dish. What a great idea to come up with this Red Pepper Sauce Pasta. Although this is not a traditional pasta dish, it’s really not that crazy of a concept. Roasting the peppers and then blending them with a few other ingredients creates a thick, velvety sauce that’s perfect for pasta. The flavor is sweet with a subtle bite at the end. This dish comes together quickly and it’s absolutely delicious.

Red Pepper Sauce Pasta

Let’s bring the focus back to the pasta because the pasta noodle is the perfect texture to blend with the red pepper sauce. The sauce adheres to the pasta and yet isn’t sticky. How does it do that?

Roasted Red Peppers

The sauce begins with roasting the peppers on your stovetop. The peppers are roasted until they are good and black on all sides. Then, the peppers are dropped into a sealed baggy so they can steam some more.

How to Peel Roasted Red Pepper

After 20 minutes, simply take them out of the bag and peel off the outer layer of the skin. This is quite easy but your hands will get a little dirty.

How to sauté onions and garlic

The flavor of the sauce is both made sweet and enhanced by sautéing shallots and garlic. Some simple spices are added in the sauté process, then the softened shallots are added to the roasted red peppers and put in a blender. The blended mixture is put back in the same skillet that had the shallots and garlic. The sauce is completed by adding coconut milk because I love to use coconut milk in so many recipes. It has such a rich texture and for those readers that are lactose intolerant, it is the perfect substitute in any recipe that calls for cow’s milk.

Red Pepper Sauce Pasta Recipe
 
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Recipe type: main
Ingredients
  • 1 lb of spaghetti
  • 4 red bell peppers
  • 2-3 Tbsp olive oil
  • 4 shallots, finely chopped
  • 6 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp each Sea salt and ground black pepper
  • 1½ cups Coconut Milk
  • 1 tsp red pepper flake
  • ⅛ cup Parmesan cheese
  • ⅛ cup Mozzarella cheese
  • Finely chopped fresh parsley for garnish
Instructions
  1. Put the gas burners on the stovetop on high heat.
  2. Roast the red peppers on each side.
  3. Place in a plastic baggy for 20 minutes.
  4. Remove and peel away the charred skin. Seed the pepper and take off the stems. Set aside.
  5. Cook pasta according to package instructions and drain and set aside.
  6. While the red peppers are roasting, heat a large skillet over medium.
  7. Add in 2 – 3 tablespoons olive oil.
  8. Add the shallots and sauté with the garlic until softened – about 4-5 minutes.
  9. Season with salt and pepper and stir. Remove from heat and set aside.
  10. Transfer the sautéed shallot and garlic to blender with the roasted peppers, coconut milk, red pepper flakes.
  11. Check for seasoning and add more salt, pepper, or red pepper flake, if needed.
  12. Once blended, place the sauce back in the skillet over medium heat to thicken. Add the parmesan. Continue to simmer on low heat.
  13. When the sauce has been simmered for a good 10 minutes or so, add noodles.
  14. Toss to coat.
  15. Serve by topping with the mozzarella, parmesan, and fresh chopped parsley.

Red Pepper Sauce Pasta One Skillet Meal

This delicious one-skillet meal comes together in less than an hour and it’s an economical meal that’s full of robust flavors. We hope you love this recipe for Red Pepper Sauce Pasta from SoFabFood Contributor, Peter of Feed Your Soul Too, as much as we do. If you love this one-skillet meal, be sure to subscribe to our newsletter so you never miss another one like it. For daily recipe inspiration, like us on Facebook and follow along on Pinterest. Enjoy!

7 Summer Dessert Recipes You Have to Try

If you love fruity desserts and you’re looking for a new recipe, you need to try all 7 of these Fruity Summer Dessert Recipes. Packed with seasonal fruity goodness, these recipes will be a hit at the dinner table or your next summer gathering.

7 Fruity Summer Dessert Recipes

Spring and summer are the perfect seasons for making delicious desserts since so many fresh fruits are in season. If you love fruity desserts as much as we do, you’re going to love these simple and flavorful Fruity Summer Dessert Recipes. Packed with seasonal fruit and paired with other amazing flavors, these 7 recipes are sure to become favorites in your house too.

  • When you’re planning your next date night in, you’ll want to turn to this easy No-Bake Strawberry Cheesecake for Two recipe. This is a soft, creamy cheesecake topped with strawberry sauce without all of the mess and fuss of traditional cheesecake recipes.
  • Harness the flavors of summer with this simple recipe for Lemon Curd Cupcakes with Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting. Zesty, lemony cupcakes topped with a delicious lemon cheese frosting, then garnished with fresh lemons and raspberries. This recipe is sure to delight!
  • This recipe for a Non-Traditional Strawberry Shortcake combines two of our all-time favorite desserts. With this recipe, the shortcakes are layered with a yummy cheesecake flavored filling and juicy strawberries for a dessert that will thrill anyone’s tastebuds.
  • Walnuts baked in a sugar syrup give this Sugared Walnut Fruit Salad a sweet crunch. We love this recipe because it is completely customizable and you can use your favorite seasonal fruits to make a dessert that’s completely your own.
  • Fresh peaches and fig jam pair perfectly together in this recipe for Peaches and Fig Strudel. If you love strudel, but it’s always seemed too difficult of a dessert to tackle, you’re going to love this step-by-step recipe and pictorial.
  • These Blueberry Crumb Bars are made with sweet, fresh blueberries and a buttery crumb topping and they’re perfect for summer parties. We love this recipe because it is as simple to make as it is delicious.
  • This recipe for Blueberry Crumble Bars is incredibly simple and highly customizable. There are only a few ingredients, many of which are probably sitting right inside your pantry. If you don’t have fresh blueberries, try frozen, or try whatever other fresh fruit you might have on hand.

We hope you love these fun and simple Fruity Summer Dessert Recipes as much as we do. If you like these delicious dessert recipes, stop by our Desserts section to find more like them. Don’t forget to subscribe to our newsletter so that you never miss a single recipe, and you can visit our Pinterest boards for even more incredible dessert ideas. Enjoy!