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I went to the store the other day to get some salad dressing and browsed through an isle full of horrible concoctions. Most were full of fat or sugar and the few healthy ones I tried had a real unnatural intense flavor.<br><br><br><br>
I absolutely LOVE Ken's Steakhouse's Sun Dried Tomato salad dressing but it's full of sugar/syrup.<br><br><br><br>
Can you peoples suggest some great tasting low fat, low sugar dressings?
 

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try creating your own oil and vinegar dressing. I do this at home all the time <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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I can't find any salad dressings at the store as good tasting or good for you than ones you can make yourself. Simple as oil, vinegar and some herbs or other flavorings/aromatics. Then there's what you can do with various oils and vinegars are far as variety or flavorings. For me, something as simple as good olive oil, red wine vinegar, garlic, red onion and some fresh herbs are always awesome. If you want some sweet, add a little bit at a time of whatever kind of sweetener is sutable for you. Some people jsut can't stand the taste of any salad dressings without sweet in it.
 

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I am trying to avoid oil as it is fattening but thanks for the suggestions. Btw nice avatar blindlemon.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Potato</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
I am trying to avoid oil as it is fattening but thanks for the suggestions. Btw nice avatar blindlemon.</div>
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Actually, not all oils are fattening, some actually promote heart health....
 

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If you get yourself some good balsamic vinegar (real good, spend some $$$, and buy it from an italian market if you can), you can use that along with some herbs and spices for a dressing. You don't need any oil, but remember not all oils are bad for you. You can choose healthy oils and you need some in your diet.<br><br><br><br>
Some more oil free dressing idea<br><br>
- lemon juice and a pinch of sea salt.<br><br>
- water down some oil free hummus and use that as dressing.<br><br>
- squeeze a bunch of citrus fruits- lemon, lime and orange and use as a dressing.<br><br>
- take a small slice of avocado (which is high fat, but good, healthy fats) and mash it up with some garlic, lemon juice and then thin it with water or some vinegar.
 

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You may want to look at jsut getting some high quality (expensive) balsamic vinegar then. It really doesn't need a lot of help to bring great flavor. You could skip the oil entirely if you have a real good quality vinegar. The oils and sugars are used to cut down the acidity of the vinegar. A real good balsamic vinegar is a much different thing from other vinegars though, and does not work under the same rules. Start plain, and then try adding some simple flavors. Honestly though, I find plan balsamic vinegar to e a fantastic flavor all by itself. The price is the problem.<br><br><br><br>
On edit - looks like synergy beat me to it. Ditto what he said, this stuff works great.
 

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Does anyone know of any good vegan Caesar dressings, or how to make a dressing that tastes similar? Caesar salad is a weakness of mine.</div>
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I haven't tried this so have no opinion on it yet<br><br><a href="http://www.fatfreevegan.com/dressings/bryannas_caesar.shtml" target="_blank">http://www.fatfreevegan.com/dressing...s_caesar.shtml</a><br><br><br><br>
I love caesar salad! If you try it let me know what you think. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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I haven't tried this so have no opinion on it yet<br><br><a href="http://www.fatfreevegan.com/dressings/bryannas_caesar.shtml" target="_blank">http://www.fatfreevegan.com/dressing...s_caesar.shtml</a></div>
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Thanks a bunch! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/rockon.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":rockon:"><br><br>
I'll try and make some as soon as I get my hands on some silken tofu and miso powder.
 

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I like Newman's Own Low Fat Sesame Ginger Dressing best. It does have sugar in it... but it's low fat!
 

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I like Newman's Own Low Fat Sesame Ginger Dressing best. It does have sugar in it... but it's low fat!</div>
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<br><br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/yes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":yes:"><span style="color:#008000;">Either that, or the light balsamic is what I always use.</span>
 

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It's gross how many dressings have corn syrup in there. You might as well just dump sugar all over your greens.<br><br><br><br>
Even though this has sugar in it (1st ingredient, I think), you use so little that it's not a big deal. The spray on Italian is really good!<br><br><br><br>
I'm a waitress and I'm seen people pour 4-10 tablespoons of ranch on their fried chicken, cheese, and bacon salad. And people wonder why they're overweight... Yuck!
 

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Like rabid_child, I like the fat free sesame ginger dressing. We have it at my work. The kind we have has only about 15 calories per serving. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> Check the labels, but many vinager dressings can be healthy.
 

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Potato, if you don't have any oil in your dressing, then how are your fat soluble vitamins (in the salad) going to absorb better? Just something to think about.<br><br><br><br>
In bottled dressing, I ADORE Annie's Natrural Goddess dressing. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smitten.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":smitten:"> In homemade dressings, though, I'll usually make either a tofu ranch dressing or I'll drizzle a bit of olive oil on, a couple of splashes of vinegar (red wine vinegar is my fav), a bare pinch of sea salt and a heavy pinch of nutritional yeast. Yum. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/lick.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":lick:">
 

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7 Seas Vivia Italian! Yum.<br><br><br><br>
BTW some Newman's have anchovies. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/thumbsdown.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":down:">
 
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