anyone have a good recipe for salad dressing??



  • Jugie12
    Jugie12 Posts: 282 Member
  • Tristis
    Tristis Posts: 288 Member
    Salsa (especially homemade) makes a good alternative to salad dressing. I've also seen a low cal/low fat ranch dressing on here using fat free Greek yogurt. I don't have the recipe, though. I'm sure you can easily find it with the search.
  • cheddar2000
    cheddar2000 Posts: 43 Member
    16 oz. of any 0% greek plain yogurt
    1 packet hidden valley ranch
    a little bit of water as needed to liquify

    This is a great low fat, low calorie rich dressing, I love it. And I just omit the water if I want to use it as a dip for my vegetables.
  • km_jenn
    km_jenn Posts: 107
    I like to mix greek yogurt with salsa for a southwestern style. My other go to is coconut milk, cilantro & lime. Equal parts in the magic bullet, wallah. So simple, fresh and delicious!
  • callmeBAM
    callmeBAM Posts: 450 Member
    mayo, sour cream, buttermilk, garlic, onion, white pepper, parsley, and whatever else strikes my fancy.

    It's ranch. It's awesome. Leaves me feeling satisfied unlike oil and vinegar.
  • Laoch_Cailin
    Laoch_Cailin Posts: 414 Member
    If you are looking for something that is thick and creamy I love this one

    Cucumber - With peel, raw, 30 g 5 0 1 0 0 0
    Lemon juice - Raw, 0.5 lemon yields 6 0 2 0 0 0
    Generic - Fresh Mint Leaves, 10 g 7 0 1 0 2 1
    Cucumber - With peel, raw, 32 g 5 0 1 0 1 0
    Garlic, 2 Cloves (I.E. 6 g) - Raw, 2 tsp (6g) 8 0 1 0 2 0
    Marks and Spencer - Low Fat Natural Yoghurt, 125 g 94 8 10 2 0 0

    The quantities above make 2 generous servings, you could really get 4 from it but I love it. Maybe make the day before as well to give the mind and garlic time to fuse with the yoghurt. Also you could use fat free yoghurt too xx
  • summer8it
    summer8it Posts: 433 Member
    I'm Thai. I always have my salads with Lime juice, sprinkle of salt and a lot of chili pepper... No oil, no sugar, no fat.

    Is that all that's in Thai salad dressings? I loooove the salads at Thai restaurants - "yum" is a very good name for them! - so you've now inspired me to give this a shot at home.
  • satxdc99
    satxdc99 Posts: 74 Member
    I love balsamic and olive oil (2:1) with crushed garlic and coarse ground pepper with a dash of kosher salt. I would let the mix sit in the fridge for at least an hour to let the garlic infuse into the mix. Also, if you want to have store-bought back ups, try Newmann's Own Lite Low-fat Sesame Ginger Salad Dressing.
  • byHISstrength
    byHISstrength Posts: 984 Member
  • jarrettfam
    jarrettfam Posts: 189 Member
    Bump! Sounds yummy!
  • Leamac83
    Leamac83 Posts: 99
    My fave dressing at the minute is a thai makes a few servings

    tablespoon lemongrass paste/puree
    1 chopped garlic clove
    1 chopped chilli
    1/2 small shallot chopped
    tablespoon lime juice
    1/2 tablespoon red wine vinegar
    tablespoon olive oil

    This makes quite a thick sauce that you can thin down to taste with a little apple juice (the sweetness really works)

  • Tashia_HH
    Tashia_HH Posts: 99 Member
    I use the same with some pepper in it.
  • mturgeon05
    mturgeon05 Posts: 204
    I like this one --

    She has other dressings too that are good.

    Agreed. I love the blue cheese one and the tomato red wine.
  • Hey I do a a really nice one with lime juice, olive oil and finely chopped garlic.

    This is what I use and it's for 1 person

    1/2 tsp finely chopped flat leaf parsley
    1/4 clove of finely chopped garlic
    1 tbsp lime juice
    25 ml olive oil
    A pinch of salt and black papper

    I normally add red onion to the mix...

    Add the onion & garlic to a bowl
    Add the parsley
    Mix in the lime juice and olive oil
    Add salt (if required) and black pepper to taste

    And enjoy :)
  • mlewon
    mlewon Posts: 343 Member
    I just use salt and pepper and a little lime juice!
  • mslack01
    mslack01 Posts: 828 Member
    I'm Thai. I always have my salads with Lime juice, sprinkle of salt and a lot of chili pepper... No oil, no sugar, no fat.

    Yummy! I will have to try that.
  • Boingo1
    Boingo1 Posts: 205 Member
    Thanks!! I need this too! Want to get away from bottled dressings..

  • pvesey
    pvesey Posts: 62 Member
  • krizz5u6
    krizz5u6 Posts: 64
    wow thanks everyone! ididn't expect so many people to respond . There's so many options i can try now and all of them sound yummy. no more boring salads for me :)
  • impyimpyaj
    impyimpyaj Posts: 1,073 Member
    I know I responded earlier, but this is what I've been eating the last couple of days:

    about half a tablespoon of white cooking wine
    about half a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar
    tablespoon of olive oil
    about a tablespoon of lemon juice
    healthy sprinkle each of garlic salt, black pepper, and dill
    little squirt of Dijon mustard (maybe half a teaspoon?)'

    Shake it all up and you're good to go. :)