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DROPCONE Posts: 1,532
9/5/12 1:29 P

I'm using Annie's Naturals olive oil & red wine vinaigrette which has 190 mg of sodium for 2 tablespoons. If you were to only use 1 tablespoon that can get you down to less than 100 mg per serving.

JEAN2666 SparkPoints: (1,960)
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9/5/12 1:20 P

I can relate! I am constantly looking at sodium in products because my body does not like it!! I'm not sure you will find something as low at 100 mg. I have used Walden Farms like another poster and as already stated, even that has over 200+. Recently, I have used just balsamic vinegar...I even started skipping the oil! Good luck and if you find anything, be sure to let us know!

RACKMYBRAINS Posts: 435
9/5/12 10:04 A

red wine vinegar, extra virgin olive oil, onion powder, garlic powder, pepper, and a little pureed raspberry and walnut

balsamic vinegar and extra virgin olive oil

apple cider vinegar and extra virgin olive oil


Edited by: RACKMYBRAINS at: 9/5/2012 (10:05)
KYLAR_STERN SparkPoints: (22,233)
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9/5/12 9:57 A

Thanks for the recipes Dragon, looks like I'll have to make my own and cut out the added salt. Might just mix up some olive oil with garlic, onion, red pepper, pepper, oregano, and basil. Maybe if it sits in a fridge mixed together for a couple days it'll be better.

Adding some lemon juice possibly was another good idea.

MANDIETERRIER1 Posts: 13,700
9/5/12 9:12 A

You might have to make your own. As someone else stated salt is what preserves the salad dressing.

Maybe look into the sweeter salad dressings, they would have more sugar (also a preservative) but perhaps less salt.

ALGEBRAGIRL Posts: 1,710
9/5/12 9:06 A

When you drizzle the salad with some olive oil (and you added some herbs and seasonings), give the whole thing a big squirt of fresh lemon juice. Adds a lot of flavor. A dash of vinegar is what I usually add, but lemon juice really makes it citrusy and tart.

Edited by: ALGEBRAGIRL at: 9/5/2012 (09:07)
DRAGONCHILDE SparkPoints: (57,014)
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9/5/12 8:30 A

I don't know that you're going to be able to find it; I just looked at my no-cal Walden farms stuff, and all it HAS is sodium! (230 mg of it.) Pretty much the nature of anything shelf-stable is going to have a lot of sodium.

Have you tried making your own? There's some recipes on Sparkrecipes for dressings. This one, for example: recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-detail.asp?
recipe=7594
or this one: recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-detail.asp?
recipe=481814


No, I haven't tried any of these, those are just the first couple that came up in search.

Edited by: DRAGONCHILDE at: 9/5/2012 (08:31)
KYLAR_STERN SparkPoints: (22,233)
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9/5/12 8:00 A

Hey all, wondering if there are any salt free salad dressings out there? (or at least under 100mg sodium for 2 tblspns) Doesn't matter for low fat or full fat, as long as they are the healthier oil variety.

Last night I tried drizzling a little olive oil on my spinach salad and it just didn't quite taste right and wasn't enjoyable. I added a bunch of garlic powder, onion powder, and red pepper flakes and that made it edible, but only really served to mask the odd taste.

I've looked in both Kroger and Walmart and can't find anything. Afraid they don't exist. Best I was able to find was 300mg sodium but that's a bit too much for my needs. I'd rather have frozen green beans or something as my veggie than a salad at that point.

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