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Old 10-18-2011, 04:32 PM   #1
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Low fat or fat free salad dressings?

Anybody have any good fat free recipes for salad dressings?

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Old 10-18-2011, 06:01 PM   #2
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Anybody have any good fat free recipes for salad dressings?
For those that call for using cream or sour cream, I use the fat-free half and half or fat-free sour cream. In side-by-side taste tests of my favorites, I noticed no difference.

I never make them the same twice, so no recipes here....it's like...."What would taste good today..."
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Old 10-18-2011, 07:40 PM   #3
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I just use EVOO and lime/lemon juice or a vinegar, S&P. Not much help here.
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Old 10-18-2011, 11:19 PM   #4
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I make my own salad dressing and lime a higher acid to oil ratio, anyway.

I prefer using less of a full fat dressing. Use a spray bottle or a shake container.
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Old 10-18-2011, 11:35 PM   #5
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Here are a couple/few quickies that I love, assemble really wuickly in a blender(also helps that the measurements are on the canister too), and though I normally make at least 3 quarts as a minimum, I will give you ingredients to scale to your needs. . .it's all based on your Typical 3:1 ratio for all vinaigrettes.
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Chipotle Peppers w/ adobo
Lime juice for acid( your one part)
Roasted Garlic
90/10 Olive Oil Blend(your three parts)
Salt and Pepper to taste.

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Dill
Capers
Anchovy Paste
Garlic
White Balsamic
90/10 Olive Oil Blend
S+P To Taste

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Sun-dried tomatoes, just covered in enough water to steep and re-hydrate
A Few Kalamata Olives
Modena Balsamic Vin
A Little Honey
90/10
S+P To taste

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1 Whole Avocado
Lime Juice
Cilantro
A little NO fat Sour Cream
A pinch of Cumin
Mirin(Rice Wine Vinegar)
90/10
S+P

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Fresh Ginger
Toasted Sesame Seeds(not too much, mainly for looks)
Garlic
Low Sodium Soy Sauce
Mirin(Rice Wine Vinegar)
Brown Sugar
a little bit of Hot Chinese Mustard(helps emulsify)

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Non Fat Yogurt
A little Non Fat Sour Cream
Seeded Cucumber, or regular Hot House Cucumber
Garlic
Mint
Parsley
Oregano
Lemon Juice
S+P
White Balsamic
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Old 10-19-2011, 09:25 PM   #6
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Thanks for your alls help! Cool!
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Old 10-19-2011, 11:00 PM   #7
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When making a salad with olives or pickled veggies in it I usually use some of the Olive juice to substitute for some of the oil. I also don't use alot of oil in my dressings. Some of the olives I like also have alot of herbs in there marinade/pickling juice.

I think your salad will taste better and use less drssing if actually toss the salad rather than add dressing to a plate of salad. I wish restaurants would do this more.
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Old 10-22-2011, 02:01 AM   #8
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When making a salad with olives or pickled veggies in it I usually use some of the Olive juice to substitute for some of the oil. I also don't use alot of oil in my dressings. Some of the olives I like also have alot of herbs in there marinade/pickling juice.

I think your salad will taste better and use less drssing if actually toss the salad rather than add dressing to a plate of salad. I wish restaurants would do this more.
Finally someone that likes to use lowfat like me!!!
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I think your salad will taste better and use less drssing if actually toss the salad rather than add dressing to a plate of salad. I wish restaurants would do this more.
That is a very valid point, and seems lost among many places.

The best(IMO)way to dress a salad is to have the leafy greens in an over-sized bowl. Lightly dress the sides of the bowl and toss the greens lightly against the sides. Remove with tongs, don't just dump the greens out. No salad should ever be swimming in the dressing ,eww.
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Old 10-22-2011, 09:01 AM   #10
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lemon juice, a bit olive oil, salt & paper -the old traditional way never disappoints..
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