I mostly use just plain balsamic vinegar. Once in awhile I'll add a little olive oil. Same with red wine vinegar. A tbsp fresh grated parmesan on a salad isn't enough to increase sodium much and adds some flavor. Making your own herbed vinegars is another possibility. Ready made flavored vinegars can be high in sodium.
Edited by: IRONBESS at: 11/27/2013 (01:07)
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A few years ago I went looking for an Italian dressing with lower sodium for a recipe I was making. What I found was that Wish Bone red wine vinaigrette had less sodium than any other brand I looked at, even the "healthy" brands I found at Whole Foods. That being said, it wasn't really low sodium, just lower than the other brands I looked at. I can't speak to whether or not any other Wish Bone varieties are lower in sodium than other brands, just to the fact that this was the lowest sodium that I could find in an Italian type of salad dressing.
When I visit my parents my mom sometimes makes salad dressing. The recipe she uses is either 1 part oil to 2 parts vinegar or 1 part vinegar to 2 parts oil. I'm not sure which one because I've never tried to make it myself. Sorry to not be any more helpful than that, but I figured I'd at least share what little I know on this subject.
Any suggestions for low sodium salad dressing? I am horrified looking at the sodium content of the kinds that I own and the ones I have seen in the grocery store. I am sensing that it will be necessary to make my own. Who has a great recipe?
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