In addition to the Skinny Girl brand that someone already mentioned, Maple Grove Farms also has some very tasty, low-calorie dressings. They have several fat-free and sugar-free options, and it seems that most of their varieties have 25 or fewer calories/serving (especially the vinaigrette-types; but you've said you don't like those.)
Walden Farms also makes some good low-calorie dressings, but they are pricier.
Just be sure to read the labels so that you can see how many grams of sugar you're getting. The ones I use typically have 4g or less, but the ones you'd like may have a bit more.
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I DO like dressings with vinegar, but was recently pleasantly surprised while visiting Italy to find that salads are often just dressed with extra virgin olive oil and salt and pepper. The fruity flavor of the olive oil comes through and enhances the natural salad flavors.
Since you prefer "smooth" (I read that as "creamy" and not "tangy"), anything starting with a dairy base (plain Greek yogurt or cottage cheese) or avocado will be your best bet. Really, you could just start with any (or all) of these, then add in your favourite spices, and thin it out with water or milk or non-dairy milk to taste. Just play around with things until you hit what you are in the mood for.
Remember to have fun with it!
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My favorite is a taco salad (just a regular salad with leftover taco meat on it) topped with either plain salsa or salsa mixed with a little sour cream. You could use plain yogurt in place of the sour cream as well...both give a nice creamy feel and tone down the acidity of the salsa.
I also sometimes make a ranch type dressing using plain Greek yogurt and spices I have on hand anyway. There's tons of recipes online. It usually comes out pretty thick like a veggie dip so if I want it for a salad I will thin it out with a little milk.
If you're looking for a prepared dressing, I used to buy one from the refrigerated section near the salad stuff. I think it was Bolthouse Farms? They had regular ranch, avocado ranch blue cheese, etc. Very low calorie and tasted good.
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