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Salad Dressing

What are your favorite salad dressings? I think I could use some variety.
Mine is Paul Newman's Light Balsamic Vinaigrette, 45 cal / 2 tbsp.

Wed. Jul 18, 2:29pm

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Newman's LIght Seseme Ginger Dressing. 2 TBSP is 35 calories!!!

Wednesday, July 18, 2007, 2:44 PM

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A daring suggestion: make your own vinaigrette. You only need oil (peanut, corn, canola, olive, walnut, hazelnut....) and vinegar (white, red wine, white wine, balsamic....) and if you feel really daring, you can add salt, pepper, and other herbs (parsley, dill, oregano, basil ....). Bon apetit!

Wednesday, July 18, 2007, 3:55 PM

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Trader Joe's Pear Gorgonzola Champange Vinegarette - Low Cal, Sugar free and sooo awesome on a spinach salad with sliced strawberries and sliced almonds.


Trader Joe's Santorini - greek dressing. It's not uber low cal, but it's about half the damage of regular dressing. Love it in a traditional greek salad (cucumbers, tomatoes, red onion, FF Feta and I chop up just a couple kalamatas cause I love them!). It's great on chicken 'n pasta dishes too. Tangy and a little goes a long way.

Wednesday, July 18, 2007, 4:06 PM

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I only use homemade ones I make myself. Several different vinaigrettes with high-quality extra virgin olive oil and an acid such as balsamic vinegar, rice vinegar, citrus juice or beer, good herbs, maybe dijon or other mustard, a smidge of brown sugar, and fresh ground pepper.

I also make a low-fat version of a bleu cheese dressing that is as good as the real stuff.

Be creative!

Wednesday, July 18, 2007, 4:17 PM

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I like Kraft Calorie Wise Sundried Tomato and Oregano.

Wednesday, July 18, 2007, 5:29 PM

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A salad place by me has a few calorie-free dressing options! And they taste okay too! I'm sure they're full of chemicals, but I still want to know, where can I buy them in stores??

Wednesday, July 18, 2007, 6:13 PM

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If you're asking where you can buy the specific dressings you like at the salad place, ask them what kind they use. It's possibly they're using a common brand you can buy at the grocery store. If you're asking where you can buy low-cal dressings in general, they're available at any store. The problem is that not very many of them taste good. That's why I make my own. Or ... I'll use the regular versions, but have them on the side and use them sparingly by dipping some bites of salad in them. That works well for me, but some people prefer the low cal versions.

You might also check Sam's or Costco - I've noticed some of the same brands of commercial dressings that the commercial food service distributors carry. The size may be too big for the typical home user, though.

Also, when I find a restaurant that offers a genuinely tasty low fat or fat free dressing (Chilis used to have a southwest ranch that was great, and Gradys had an awesome vinaigrette), I'd ask if they'd sell me a pint of it. Both Chilis and Gradys were happy to do so. I'm not sure, but I don't think Chilis has that one anymore, and I think Gradys went out of business.

Wednesday, July 18, 2007, 6:24 PM

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Hey guys I just found a line of dressings called Walden Farms and they are all Calorie-free. 0 calories, 0 sugars, 0 fat, 0 everything. And they have all the different kinds of flavors.

Wednesday, July 18, 2007, 8:58 PM

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Anybody knows of a Fat Free Southwest Ranch dressing? They have it at work but I dont know what brand it is, and I want to buy it!!

Wednesday, July 18, 2007, 8:59 PM

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I like the wishbone salad spritzers. Like 2 calories a spray and they are really pretty good. I think you have to develop a taste for wet vs creamy but that is my usual choice.
Also I have had salad with just tomatoes and avacado slices and it is really good with no dressing.

Wednesday, July 18, 2007, 9:09 PM

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