View Full Version : Ideas for Salad Dressings?
04-02-2010, 01:54 PM
I'm getting tired of years of olive oil and I eat salad a lot. Everything seems to have either lemon juice or vinegar or catsup. All ideas very welcome!:woohoo:
I like pear or blueberry juice mixed with a little canola oil. I put this on baby romaine lettuce or spinach, with chopped dates, chopped pears, or blueberries & feta cheese on top of the salad.
I also find the more "stuff" I put on the salad, the less I miss the dressing. I put Safeway Organics garbanzo or kidney beans, sliced hard boiled egg, shredded carrots, chopped cauliflower & broccoli on the lettuce. I vary the types of lettuces also. I usually use a little half teaspoonful of Marie's Lite Creamy Ranch dressing on the side of the plate & dip my fork in it before bites of salad to get the most flavor with the least dressing. I take Prelief with it. Marie's Lite Creamy Ranch is found in the refrigerator section of the produce dept of grocery stores like Safeway, Lucky's, etc.
04-02-2010, 03:51 PM
I take a small carton of cottage cheese and whole milk to desired consistency and throw it in the blender along with 1 clove fresh chopped garlic, some dill, parsley and if you can tolerate it a little dried chopped onion. Salt/pepper to taste and store in fridge. It makes enough for a few days and the best part is there's no oil which in my case I am trying to cut back on my calories right now.
08-14-2010, 12:34 PM
Do a block of cream cheese in the blender with 6-7 TBSP of milk. (Good for sour cream substitute) then add spices you can tolerate. I add dill week, garlic powder and salt. A great dressing - almost like Ranch. I use for sandwhiches, salad, egg salad, potato salad and the sour cream for anything that calls for that.
I didn't make this up - someone on this board posted it long ago - whoever it is is welcome to take credit for it. I don't take credit, but I sure do love it.
03-03-2011, 02:14 PM
I recently read on this forum about Bubbies pickles made without vinegar.
I found them in the local health food store just this week. I tried them on a sandwich and they are good.
I think they would make a nice addition to some of the above suggestions for salad dressings, chopped very, very fine. I plan to use them in chicken salad and potato salad.
03-04-2011, 06:08 AM
Some of Newman's Own are pretty safe too. They has a poppy seed dressing that is pretty good, the creamy ones seem to be friendlier for sure, and you don't need a lot. A blueberry vinegarette made with apple cider vinegar (if you can tolerate) is also tasty.
03-04-2011, 06:16 AM
If you can do sesame seeds, tahini dressings are yummy. Tahini is just pureed sesame seeds and nothing else.
If you can do soy this looks like a good one (http://www.food.com/recipe/harmony-tahini-salad-dressing-22627) (tamari is soy sauce that usually has no wheat)
Believe it or not, tahini is pretty good as a mayonnaise replacement in things like tuna fish salad. And if you plop some of that on top of your salad, you really don't *need* dressing to go with it.
03-08-2011, 11:19 AM
Yes, the cream cheese is really good. Been using it for years. I take a heaping scoop, pop it in the microwave for 10 sec, add a tad of milk, some seasonings that I can tolerate and presto...yummy salad dressing!
07-07-2011, 05:24 PM
I like to eat salads much as I am a vegetarian and like to eat salads much likely.... Please share some more one recipes here at the forum...
07-08-2011, 06:32 AM
I've made a sesame oil, honey, and garlic dressing that is really good with a spinach and pear salad.
11-24-2011, 01:20 PM
There is also a sub-section in "recipes" for just sauces. There are lots of good recipes and tips there as well.
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