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  • beulah81beulah81 Posts: 73Member Member Posts: 73Member Member
    Salsa with LF sour cream or Greek yogurt; mustard with LF sour cream or Greek yogurt with a touch of cayenne thinned with a little water, if you like it on a sweeter side add a little SF sweetener.
  • perfectscentsperfectscents Posts: 1Member, Premium Member Posts: 1Member, Premium Member
    10g Tahini, lemon juice, garlic, cumin, salt, chilli, whatever spices you like. Mix together. Yum!
  • 777Gemma888777Gemma888 Posts: 9,016Member Member Posts: 9,016Member Member
    sheldonz42 wrote: »
    I often use just plain balsamic vinegar, which you could probably get there.

    This👆 ... Dressing up balsamic, fig, apple cider, wine vinegars et al with herbs as just_Tomek suggested or powdered add-ons as acpgee posted should be doable in NZ.

    * Mustard powder or good quality mustard wouldn't be amiss.
    * Braggs is available in the Pacific, so I will guess it's available in NZ too - liquid aminos, coconut aminos ... Yum!
    * Caribbean Escabeche liquid is fantastic over salads, meats and fish. The fruit escabeche liquid can be added to fresh fruit or hot cereals like almond or oat porridge and even cream of wheat.
    edited November 18
  • 777Gemma888777Gemma888 Posts: 9,016Member Member Posts: 9,016Member Member
    10g Tahini, lemon juice, garlic, cumin, salt, chilli, whatever spices you like. Mix together. Yum!

    This is delish!
  • marlamxmarlamx Posts: 1Member Member Posts: 1Member Member
    I am currently using Walden Farmers it 0 cals.
  • gallicinvasiongallicinvasion Posts: 660Member Member Posts: 660Member Member
    If you like creamy stuff, I would use one tbsp lite mayo, 2 tsp of vinegar, and whatever herbs/spices/seasonings you like (plus salt and pepper)
  • acpgeeacpgee Posts: 4,229Member Member Posts: 4,229Member Member
    Japanese tofu based dressings contain very little fat and have a creamy texture.

    https://www.food.com/recipe/japanese-tofu-salad-dressing-208650
  • just_Tomekjust_Tomek Posts: 7,435Member Member Posts: 7,435Member Member
    Yesterday I made my low cal mayo, and added a hand full of cilantro along with more garlic. Excellent.
  • flotek72flotek72 Posts: 494Member Member Posts: 494Member Member
    just_Tomek wrote: »
    flotek72 wrote: »
    just_Tomek wrote: »
    flotek72 wrote: »
    Do you have Walden Farms?

    Except that their salad dressings are disgusting. Just horrible stuff.

    It's not going to taste like something that has 120 calories, but it is decent enough to enjoy. To each their own.

    But thats the thing. You CANNOT enjoy this unless your taste buds are shot. Its like tasting chemistry lab.
    There are plenty of low calorie dressing for 20cal/tbsp that actually taste good.

    And the issue with this is that you can never just have 1 Tbsp. If you were to have just that, you might as well just put nothing on your salad. To even get a decent coating, we are talking about over 100cal on your salad. I'd rather taste "ok" flavored dressing than waste my calories on some other 20cal/Tbsp dressing. Face the facts, no one expects the best tasting ranch dressing in the world at 0 calories per serving, but it tastes okay enough to keep as an option.
  • just_Tomekjust_Tomek Posts: 7,435Member Member Posts: 7,435Member Member
    flotek72 wrote: »
    just_Tomek wrote: »
    flotek72 wrote: »
    just_Tomek wrote: »
    flotek72 wrote: »
    Do you have Walden Farms?

    Except that their salad dressings are disgusting. Just horrible stuff.

    It's not going to taste like something that has 120 calories, but it is decent enough to enjoy. To each their own.

    But thats the thing. You CANNOT enjoy this unless your taste buds are shot. Its like tasting chemistry lab.
    There are plenty of low calorie dressing for 20cal/tbsp that actually taste good.

    And the issue with this is that you can never just have 1 Tbsp. If you were to have just that, you might as well just put nothing on your salad. To even get a decent coating, we are talking about over 100cal on your salad. I'd rather taste "ok" flavored dressing than waste my calories on some other 20cal/Tbsp dressing. Face the facts, no one expects the best tasting ranch dressing in the world at 0 calories per serving, but it tastes okay enough to keep as an option.

    The purpose of a dressing is to enhance the taste of the salad NOT overpower all the veggies in there.

    But if this is what you like, this is what you like. I am just stating my opinion.
  • BarbaraHelen2013BarbaraHelen2013 Posts: 802Member Member Posts: 802Member Member
    just_Tomek wrote: »
    flotek72 wrote: »
    just_Tomek wrote: »
    flotek72 wrote: »
    just_Tomek wrote: »
    flotek72 wrote: »
    Do you have Walden Farms?

    Except that their salad dressings are disgusting. Just horrible stuff.

    It's not going to taste like something that has 120 calories, but it is decent enough to enjoy. To each their own.

    But thats the thing. You CANNOT enjoy this unless your taste buds are shot. Its like tasting chemistry lab.
    There are plenty of low calorie dressing for 20cal/tbsp that actually taste good.

    And the issue with this is that you can never just have 1 Tbsp. If you were to have just that, you might as well just put nothing on your salad. To even get a decent coating, we are talking about over 100cal on your salad. I'd rather taste "ok" flavored dressing than waste my calories on some other 20cal/Tbsp dressing. Face the facts, no one expects the best tasting ranch dressing in the world at 0 calories per serving, but it tastes okay enough to keep as an option.

    The purpose of a dressing is to enhance the taste of the salad NOT overpower all the veggies in there.

    But if this is what you like, this is what you like. I am just stating my opinion.

    And this is why I never ever use dressing on any salad if I’m the person I’m making it for! I want to taste the ingredients in my salad. I’ve never met a dressing that matches the natural flavours of beautiful tomatoes for example. If you lightly season your salad the salt will draw out a little of the juices of the salad vegetables and will basically dress itself.
  • Dreamwa1kerDreamwa1ker Posts: 177Member Member Posts: 177Member Member
    I love a lot of the salad recipes from this website "Natasha's kitchen". E.g. https://natashaskitchen.com/avocado-corn-salad/

    A lot of her salads use a simple vinaigrette of lemon or lime juice, olive oil, minced garlic, and some herbs (often dill or cilantro), then plenty of salt and pepper. They are pretty tasty and very simple. I will often reduce the oil a little bit as that is most of the calories but they are not bad at all when you scale it correctly for a single portion.

    I also like that site in general for salad ideas as many of them aren't your typical lettuce/greens based salad but instead are just different combos of veggies etc. https://natashaskitchen.com/category/salad/
    edited November 20
  • OldHoboOldHobo Posts: 639Member Member Posts: 639Member Member
    I made some this week with nonfat Greek yogurt, lemon juice, and olive oil. I don't know if it is actually the lowest cal but 1 oz or about two tablespoons is 48 calories, roughly 25% of store-bought. Details below
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  • JRsLateInLifeMomJRsLateInLifeMom Posts: 918Member Member Posts: 918Member Member
    1.Walden’s dressing 0 cal

    Ranch (eggy tasting yuck 🤢)
    Chipotle (yummy my personal favorite)
    Thousand Island (yummy)

    There’s others but taste test until you find your flavor you like or make from scratch.

    2.Powder ranch dressing (some use it ) 0cal good for chicken y baking.

    3.Simple girl

    4.Great Value (Walmart) light honey mustard dressing 90cal

    5.3Zero dressing

    6.Lots more even no dressing just add guacamole or nuts with fruit or apple slices or frying pan heat spinach in it becomes soft add it ,cucumber,y tomatoes 🍅. Honey mustard.

    7. Homemade recipes look online
  • yayamom3yayamom3 Posts: 885Member Member Posts: 885Member Member
    My current go-to is the juice of one lemon, 1 T olive oil, 1 t oregano, salt and pepper. I divide it into 4 servings.
  • GreenValliGreenValli Posts: 742Member Member Posts: 742Member Member
    Sometimes I mix mayonnaise with an equal amount of salsa and use that for salad dressing. It is a little spicy and using salsa it makes it less calories since salsa is low calorie.
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