I usually don't use any--I beef up my salads with lots of berries, and they're sweet enough that I can power through the greens. If I need a little something, I choose fresh lemon juice (with reduced fat parmesan cheese--yum!) or Newman's Own light olive oil and vinear
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I like Ken's Light Options Olive Oil and Vinegar.
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When out to eat, I always ask for salsa & lemon wedges - works great & very low cal.
I now buy exclusively Walden Farms - 0 fat, 0 calories, 0 carbs - glutten free. They have wonderful flavors - Sesame Ginger, Chipotle Ranch, Blue Cheese to name a few. They're a thinner dressing that I like anyway & so this is a real treat.
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My go to bottled dressing is ALWAYS Kraft Roasted Red Pepper and Parmesan. It's low in calories, fat, and sugars and tastes good to me. :)
I like Cesar dressing. It is high in calories, but I measure it out and a little goes a loooong way. Other than that, lite mayo is good. I don't eat salads all that often, so my dressings aren't too interesting!
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natalia Rose's CHili Lime Dressing: 1 cup lime, 1/3 cup agave, 1/3 cup olive oil and a pinch of ceyenne pepper powder. Light and good.
I love ranch, and have tried all the diet ones. Nothing tasted like ranch to me! But I've now figured out how to make it that tastes great! I bring it as dip to parties with a veggie tray, and people are always shocked that it's healthy.
2 cups low fat cottage cheese 1/4 cup non-fat milk (or water) 1 package of Hidden Valley ranch dressing mix
Blend in the blender until smooth (a couple minutes). YUM! And about 45 calories for 1/4 cup!
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I like Walden Farms ranch. There's nothing -in- it, so it's zero calories of everything. ;) It's a little strong, so some people may not like it, but it's lovely to me, and I like just using a little to flavor the salad without having to drown it.
Of course, I REALLY love my Ken's steakhouse ranch, full flavor, but I have to use that in moderation. :)
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Homemade balsamic vinegar and olive oil, or dijon mustard, olive oil, garlic, and lemon juice. Those are the only 2 that I use.
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Annie's Goddess dressing.... mmm that stuff is SO good, but it has 12 grams of fat so I don't eat it often! It's made with tahini, apple cider vinegar, canola oil, lemon juice, garlic, herbs, and such.
Also, Annie's Gingerly Vinagrette is yummy if you're looking for something lower fat.
Another thing I do is take a ball of cooked falafel, crumble it up, and put that on my salad instead of croutons.
Edited by: KFWOHLFORD at: 7/10/2012 (13:52)
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My favorite bottled dressing is Newman's Own Light Italian. I also like a homemade dressing that is just a basil-lemon peel-garlic-olive oil-white balsamic vinegar combo.
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I really like the Newman's Own Red Wine Vinegar. I usually just use 1 TBL which is only 25 calories. But like most Vinegar based dressings too much is overpowering. The Honey Mustard is great on a spinach salad, but it is more caloric and I find I need a bit more of it.
Oil and vinegar. I only use 1-2 teaspoons of olive oil and about 1/4c of whichever vinegar im craving at the moment. Sometimes I mix in mustard (binder) and a little bit of soy sauce into the dressing and add my favorite spices.
I also like to mix the ranch dressing/powder into a tub of fat free greek yogurt and use that as much dressing.
I really like Lite Asian Toasted Sesame. A little goes a long way. I love sesame seeds, so that's a bonus for me. I'm curious to hear of some other good ones too~!
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I would like to start eating more salads. Sometimes I will add other flavorful things like dried fruit, feta cheese, etc., but other times I would just like to have vegetables and a little dressing, so I want a dressing that tastes GOOD but isn't loaded with calories/fat/artificial ingredients (I have tried some disgusting low fat or fat free bottled dressings).
Looking for some suggestions for bottled **OR** homemade dressings that you enjoy.
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