View Full Version : oil free dressings?
05-24-2006, 10:59 AM
i'm trying to min my oil intake I usually use olive oil and apple cider vingar and i love it. I tried it withoug the oil and it just wasn't the same. I like how th oil coats the veges. any ideas of a replacement?
05-24-2006, 11:03 AM
I like salsa on my salad, but perhaps this is because I like Mexican food and I also dislike oily dressings.
05-24-2006, 11:03 AM
You can try the suggestions in this thread: http://www.rawfoodtalk.com/forum/showthread.php?t=11741&highlight=free+dressings
I was going to suggest using advocado in place of the oil OR, just use the oil but use less of it OR switch from olive oil (if that's what you're using) to a lighter oil like maybe flax - at least I "think" it's lighter, I don't really use flax oil myself...just a thought.
05-24-2006, 11:08 AM
the oil in the dressing, is what holds the flavors of the other ingredients on the salad, I like Rawkinlocs' idea of just using less oil, but you could also use something like nuts or nut milks, or tahini, or coconut meat with some water, or juice, or I often use cucumber to add to salad dressing to make it hold onto the salad, I've also used honeydew seeds in dressing before, it is actually really good.
Also, spinning your salad to remove any water will help hold the flavors onto the greens too,
Oh, yes, you can also use tomato in your dressings to help hold the flavor in.
05-24-2006, 11:24 AM
thanks for all the ideas and RP I love the cucumber idea
05-24-2006, 12:47 PM
Here's a good one I got and "modified" from www.fredericpatenaude.com
equal parts of mango,
tomato + balsamic vinegar
& other seasonings??? to taste
Blend in your blender and "VOILA" simply satisfying!!! It's almost like a french dressing....sweet but salty...I loved it! Good luck!
05-24-2006, 02:38 PM
pine nuts, garlic, sundried toms, cherry toms, water, blended together
05-24-2006, 02:43 PM
I enjoy making guacomole for my salad minus sour cream
cilantro garlic and lime are the key ingrediants
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