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Old 03-21-2009, 10:12 PM   #1
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ISO a non-acid non-dairy Salad Dressing?

In all my years of cooking at home and professionally I realize all my dressings either contain an acid (vinegar, lemon juice, etc.) or dairy or even both. My DH is gluten and lactose intolerant and was recently diagnosed with an ulcer. I have always made him vinaigrette dressings but now they seem to bother his stomach. He has been using mayo lately, but it isn't really agreeing either. We eat a lot of salad and while he does eat it plain, I hate to be slathering on the dressing when he can't.

Does anyone have any ideas?

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Old 03-21-2009, 10:17 PM   #2
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Laurie, here's a recipe for a vegan ranch dressing that you might try or adapt.
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Old 03-21-2009, 10:35 PM   #3
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Thanks, Katie, I will give it a try. I don't think the small amount of cider vinegar will hurt, but I will play with it.
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Old 03-21-2009, 10:42 PM   #4
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I used to do a dressing with olive oil, a clove of garlic and some lemon. Basically you would measure 3 tablespoons of oil, add one clove of garlic (full clove) and pierce it to break the surface, and add a few drops of lemon juice. The oil should act as enough of a buffer that the lemon won't aggravate your hubby's ulcer.
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Old 03-22-2009, 03:12 AM   #5
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Creamy Avocado Dressing
1 avocado
1/2 cup soy or almond milk
1 lime, juiced
1/4 cup mayonnaise (vegan)
1 tbs shallots, minced
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 tsp Tabasco Sauce
1/2 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
1 tbs cilantro, minced

This is great on salad (especially taco salad), as dip for corn chips or in place of guacamole. It has a citrus tang that perfectly complement the avocado and cilantro.

Combine all ingredients, except the cilantro in a blender. Blend until smooth. Add the cilantro and plulse just to combine. Do not pure the cilantro. Pour into a serving container.
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Thanks, Callisto and Vyapti. The only concern, as mentioned above is the acid from the citrus. He is very sensitive and even a small amount affects his stomach these days. I will work on these, as with Katie's, to see if I can replace the acid or reduce it.

I really appreciate all ideas.
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Old 03-22-2009, 09:53 AM   #7
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Thanks, Callisto and Vyapti. The only concern, as mentioned above is the acid from the citrus. He is very sensitive and even a small amount affects his stomach these days. I will work on these, as with Katie's, to see if I can replace the acid or reduce it.

I really appreciate all ideas.
I haven't tried it, but you could switch lemon pepper for the lemon juice. Because it's not the straight acid, it might not be as bad.
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Old 03-22-2009, 11:27 AM   #8
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Try using Miracle Whip for your creamy salad dressings...Mayo used to give me heartburn, but Miracle Whip does not.

You can turn Miracle Whip into to Bleu Cheese dressing by adding crumbled blue cheese and squirt of lemon juice...
make it French dressing by adding catsup...
make it Creamy Italian by adding a packet of dry Italian dressing mix...
or add a packet of dry Ranch dressing mix, or a packet of Knorr vegetable soup mix...your imagination is the limit.
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Old 03-22-2009, 11:30 AM   #9
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Constance ~ you have just reminded me why I miss buying Miracle Whip. I should pick up a jar today.
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Old 03-22-2009, 11:37 AM   #10
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It's handy to have around, Callisto.
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