View Full Version : NO OIL salad dressing recipes - anyone have some tasty ones for me to try?
07-25-2005, 07:38 AM
I'm back from juicing for 10 days, and lusting after fresh salads, but don't want to start adding a lot of oil back into my diet just yet. And salads are probably my downfall for the "too much oil" part.
BTW, I find that I get about 10% oil just from the fruits/veggies I eat daily, so adding nuts, seeds, etc. can really ramp it up. Then on top of that to add oils to my salads, well, we're talking 40% plus at that point.
So, besides homemade tahini (too much oil) and just vinegar and or lemon juice on my salads, what do you do to spark up the greens without oil?
All suggestions welcome! Uh, leave out the avocado recipes, too. Yes, I love them, but for this purpose (avoiding oil-overkill) I'm not considering them.
OK, let 'er rip!
07-25-2005, 07:42 AM
I love fresh orange juice mixed with a little honey on my salads. It's especially good with Romaine, celery, pineapple chunks, and a few raisins.
07-25-2005, 01:34 PM
I'm shocked I wasn't thinking along the lines of a fruit based dressing! Where was my head!
As soon as I read your post, I did the "palm-against-the-forehead" thing, because it sounded so naturally perfect.
Thank you for helping me with this salad dressing project!
07-25-2005, 03:22 PM
How about a creamy dressing,
1 cup soaked cashews
1 cucumber peeled
1 tsp sea salt
2 T fresh dill
1 clove garlic, (peeled) and crushed
blend all together in a blender, or food processor and serve over greens.
cashews don't have a lot of oil, so hope this works for you.
Or try this one:
1 cup celery (de-stinged)
1 bunch cilantro
1 lime (peeled)
1 tsp sea salt
blend together in food processor or blender and serve over greens.
07-25-2005, 03:24 PM
Right now I am eating a salad with a tomato/lemon dressing. I put some mexican seasoning and cumin with a dash of sea salt in it. I love these spices and use them alot in my dressings. I usually put an Avocado in this too but I'm out of them right now. Since you are trying to cut out oil the Avo would be a no-go I would assume.
I am wanting to invent a raw Catalina dressing. I think I will try that out soon. If I get a good recipe I'll post it.
07-25-2005, 05:46 PM
You guys are RAWSOME!
I've cut-and-pasted your suggestions, and I'm printing them to keep in the kitchen. Tomorrow is going to be the official Kick Butt Salad Day!
I knew I could count on you! Isn't this just too fun?
I might have to try one of these later (if I get hungry...I'm pretty full now on my green smoothie, oh wow, it was totally scrumptious! Hint: peaches....need I say more?)
Thank you all bunches!
07-25-2005, 06:09 PM
Raw Catalina dressing
(raw take off of Kraft Catalina Dressing)
1 cup agave
2 teaspoons celtic sea salt
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon celery seed
1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
grated onion to taste
1/2 cup raw apple cider vinegar
2/3 cup raw ketchup
1 cup olive oil
Place all ingredients into blender and mix. Store in jar in refrigerator.
07-25-2005, 08:00 PM
YUM! Thank you so much for that recipe.
Sharon in Colorado
07-25-2005, 08:10 PM
I second the orange juice. It's perfect because of the sweetness/tanginess, and you don't have to add any fat. If you want some covert fat, you can blend the oj with a little avocado to get a creamy texture.
07-25-2005, 08:52 PM
My all time favorite dressing is:
red wine vinegar just pour over the salad (I don't know if that is raw?)
squeeze 1/2 a lemon over the salad
pepper to taste
I have no idea why I have always loved this combo? To me the salad just tastes so fresh and yummy this way. Although now I realize that I have never seen anyone use red wine vinegar here in a recipe so I am figuring that is a no no???
This dressing is my absolute favorite. I left it thick this time and now I'm dipping carrot sticks in it. It does have tahini (fat) but no added oil.
fresh cracked pepper
Just blend ingredients to your taste. You will figure out what proportions work for your tastebuds. I used to be adore non-raw hummus with carrots, but now I use this tahini dressing instead. Hope you like it!
07-26-2005, 08:51 AM
You folks are SO creative!
You know, I believe there's enough originality with this group to do a recipe book, not just for raw folks, but for the masses who are on "diets", too. Like when a church is trying to raise money, and the community sends in their favorite recipes, and it's printed, and sold to raise money?
Just a thought, because you are all so dedicated!
07-26-2005, 03:57 PM
lemon juice and stevia, in itself, are a great combination, but you can also add nama shoyu and celtic sea salt
08-08-2005, 03:07 PM
My favorite dressing is
lemon or lime juice
squirt of Braggs
08-09-2005, 02:48 PM
What a GREAT idea on salads! This is my favorite too! Also, sometimes I get cravings for different veggies and will make this next dressing - scalions, cucumbers and radishes are my favorites dipped in this:
(measurements are approximate)
1/4 c fresh squeezed lemon
1/4 c olive oil
1-4 tsp nutritional yeast
1/2 tsp or more of celtic salt
Mix this up and use it as a veggie dip... its very yummy. You can play with the amounts to make it suit your taste!
08-09-2005, 07:48 PM
It's funny you should ask. I had just compiled a list for a friend of mine. Here are some recipes from Conscious Eating and culled from online sources. Unless otherwise noted, all nuts and seeds are soaked, juices are fresh, and the directions for all of the recipes are "Blend until smooth."
Zucchini Sun Dressing
1 c zucchini, chopped
1 c apple juice
1/2 c sunflower seeds
1 tbsp flaxseeds
1-1/2 tsp dill
Sweet Dill Dressing
3 tbsp lemon
1 tsp dill
2 pitted dates or 1 tsp honey
1 c water
variation: substitute cilantro or parsley for dill.
2-3 tbsp lemon juice
1 tbsp yellow miso [have you cut out miso as well as shoyu?]
1/2 c water
variation: add avocado for a creamier dressing.
Creamy Cuke Dressing
1 large cucumber
1 heaping tbsp tahini
2 tsp dill
1/3 c water
Lemon Dill Dressing
1/2 c lemon juice
1 tbsp tahini
2 tsp dill
1/2 c water
1/2 c lemon juice
3 tbsp fresh basil
3 tbsp fresh dill
1/2 tsp honey
1/3 c water
variation: substitute 1/2 c apple juice for honey and water.
Fruit Salad Dressing
1-2 ripe persimmons
Paska [Another Fruit Dressing]
1/4" vanilla bean
1 stalk celery
juice of 1 lemon
sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, flax seeds, almonds or avocado as needed
Juice citrus. Then blend with honey to sweeten
08-10-2005, 03:33 PM
Wow, those look great!
I'm going to try the zucchini one tonight, fresh (well, as fresh as can be expected from a super market) zukes in the fridge, waiting for a recipe to put them to use!
Thanks for sharing!
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