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EXOTEC Posts: 3,327
7/14/13 12:41 P

Try making your own mayo. It's not as hard as some of the recipes suggest (all that drizzling oil, etc). You might find that would reduce the acidity of your dressings.

I make my own Thousand Island, too, just like RIET69 suggested. You can make a pretty good honey mustard with dry mustard powder and sugar-free sweetener in mayo. You can leave it thick (for dips) or thin it with some milk.

Just start with a basic non-reactive base, like your own mayo, and add what flavorings you like.

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7/11/13 1:30 P

Mix some dijon mustard with ff may and ff sour cream (or low fat) Add some sweet relish and some ketchup and you have a delicious thousand island dressing. I don't know how much you would be making, but for example: half a cup of mayo and sour cream each, a tsp of mustard, a couple of tbs. of relish and ketchup till it turns a light pink.

KIRSTENCO SparkPoints: (11,539)
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7/11/13 3:55 A

guacamole or plain avocado instead of a dressing - full of healthy fat and all kinds of nature's goodness!!!

THATWOMANCANADA SparkPoints: (2,948)
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7/9/13 3:29 P

We make a lime dressing:

1/4c extra virgin olive oil
2 tbsp fresh lime juice (don't even suggest using anything else, they're all too bitter)
2 tsp dried basil (or 3-5 leaves, well chopped, fresh)
1/2 tsp fresh cracked black pepper, if you like
2 tbsp grated parmesan cheese

Shake all in a jar with a tight-fitting lid.


IOWA51973 Posts: 124
6/25/13 12:12 A

Boatman's yogurt dressing….my favorite is ranch

SWEETNHOT Posts: 526
3/28/13 9:55 P

Great suggestion, I will try it.

BARBWMS Posts: 1,396
3/26/13 1:26 P

low fat buttermilk with seasonings added to taste.. ... Penzey's spices makes some awesome salad seasonings. I love some of the cheese flavored ones.

SIMONEKP Posts: 2,617
3/25/13 1:15 P

if you add fruits to your salad you can just use a bit of olive oil as the fruits will create the sweet taste get from dressings, also if you want a bit of tart, squeeze a lime over the salad.

PJGETSFIT SparkPoints: (1,536)
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3/25/13 12:53 P

For a sweet citrus dressing: 2T lemon juice, or lime or orange or unsweetened pineapple juice; zest or the fruit if applicaple; 2T water; 1pkt. of Stevia or to taste and 2T or more of Dannon light & fit nonfat yogurt (or nonfat greek yogurt), I try to use a flavor close to the juice I'm using. Sir to combine and you've got a killer dressing. I like to sweeten this b/c I don't care for the tart of the yogurt. Makes a generous serving for One.

dressing #2: add a half cup of frozen fruit--I love strawberries or blueberries or mango with Stevia to taste (I use 2pkts), to a blender or use immersion blender; add enough nonfat yogurt or water or unsweetened almond milk to make a dressing consistency. Add a splash or two at a time.

SNOOPY1960 Posts: 1,687
3/22/13 11:10 P

Fat Free Ranch Dressing

1 cup fat free mayo
1 cup fat free sour cream
1 packet Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing (dry mix)
1/4 cup fat free 1/2 & 1/2

Mix all ingredients in a glass jar with cover. Easy to shake and store.

Makes an excellent salad dressing or veggie dip and it's only 50 calories per 1/4 cup !!

DANCEMOM1970 SparkPoints: (44,095)
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3/20/13 12:33 P

My new favorite dressing is so simple and deceptively rich and creamy, you think you're eating a full fat high calorie dressing. I mix 2 cups of plain fat free greek yogurt with a package of Hidden Valley Ranch seasoning packet (the kind you're supposed to mix with sour cream and/or mayo). Add enough nonfat milk to thin it to the consistency you want (it will be super thick). I added about half a cup. I also stirred in some green onion. It's so good!! And not super acidic like vinegar based ones.

MASHAMOO Posts: 1,667
3/20/13 12:37 A

yoghurt and some milk as a base, then add finally chopped onion, garlic, dill, and some pepper.

ARANYANI Posts: 113
3/19/13 10:59 P

Are you okay with lemon juice? You could just mix up some lemon juice and olive oil. Let some garlic sit in the oil for a bit if you want to add a bit of garlic flavor, add herbs, etc.

Other juices such as lime juice, cranberry juice or orange juice could also be used mixed with oil to create a dressing. It can be fun to add some different flavors

ELLIS88 SparkPoints: (0)
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3/19/13 8:06 P

Lately I've been trying to eat more salads, especially at lunch. I've had some great successes but I'm having trouble finding a good salad dressing because I hate vinegar and so many of the common salad dressing use vinegar as a base. I've tried so many different recipes, even cutting the vinegar in half but it makes my stomach churn. Does anyone have some vinegar free salad dressing ideas?

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