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Old 10-19-2006, 04:31 PM   #31
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Tzatziki can be used in many ways. There is no reason it could not be used as a dressing.
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Old 10-19-2006, 05:58 PM   #32
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GB, Tzatziki is made from strained Greek yoghurt (thick and creamy), grated cucumber, garlic, dill and olive oil. Therefore, the consistency is not suitable as a dressing unless you want to make it more liquid by using normal yoghurt.
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Old 10-19-2006, 06:04 PM   #33
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LOL I am very familiar with tzatziki boufa06. It can certainly be used as a dressing. I have had creamy dressings that have been very thick before. There is nothing saying a dressing has to be thin, especially when the OP is looking for an alternative to regular dressings.
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Old 10-21-2006, 03:55 AM   #34
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Tzatziki can be used in many ways. There is no reason it could not be used as a dressing.
I have to vote with you here, GB. While it may not be customary or intended as a "dressing" there's no law that prevents it from being used thus, and certainly if it gets someone eating their daily ration of veggies -- why not?!
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Old 10-21-2006, 03:59 AM   #35
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I know, I am odd. The problem is, I can not stand any type of mayonaise, vinegar, mustard, or salad dressing products. Ranch is the closest I can come and even that is too overpowering. The only real issue is that salad is tough to eat without dressing. On top of that, I have shaky hands so all of it just ends up falling back down to the plate.

My thought is that maybe someone has a recipe or idea for an "alternative" salad dressing that would fit this purpose. I would prefer something that is already made that I can order rather than making it myself.

I want something flavorful but without the "tang" of traditional salad dressings. I assume it would be an oil product which is okay. Also, if it could incorporate garlic that would be fantastic!

Thanks,
Jay
Why not stop eating your lettuce as a salad? You seem to feel you must eat it, but who says it has to be ripped up in a bowl with something over it? Add several leaves to a good sandwich, or rolled up in a burrito, or under a hamburger, or with a bite of steak, or some mashed potato ... or whatever other food you happen to like (and which will be a bit more cooperative staying on your fork!).

Same nutrional value, after all, right?
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Old 10-23-2006, 01:26 AM   #36
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I was gonna suggest that too. Try a chicken wrap - just some breaded chicken and lettuce rolled in a tortilla should be good. I've had it without dressing and it wasn't too dry, and it's not hard to grab it this way.

I have shaky hands too : )
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Old 10-23-2006, 03:20 AM   #37
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What about just tossing your salad, in a little garlic oil.

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Old 10-25-2006, 04:18 AM   #38
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Olive oil and some seasoned salt works well too : )
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