I put a bottle of balsamic in a pot and reduce it by half...it makes it thicker...syrupy and sweet...I keep it in a squeeze bottle and use it on my salads...grilled fruit....mixed with chopped strawberries over lowfat icecream...yummy!!
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Waldon Farms has 0 cal./0fat dressings and dip. The taste is Ok but not has good as the high calorie dressings.
I have been adding sliced strawberries to salads for sweetness. I also agree with various herbs (mint, cilantro, etc.) Someone said mango :). I also like spinach mixed in with my lettuce.
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yes, a little dijon mustard adds body and thickness to dressings. also experiment with herbs... add a little tarragon and garlic to balsamic vinegar and evoo in a blender with some mustard and S&P... yum!
you can also do that but and swap out the garlic and tarragon for preserves like raspberry or apricot for a sweeter dressing.
depending on the salad ingredients try the juice of an orange with evoo...
Feta cheese is a good one. You can even get fat-free feta that tastes pretty good.
My favorite salad "dressing" is finely diced avocado, fresh squeezed lemon juice, a few grinds of black pepper, and some Johnny's seasoning salt. Sounds kind of weird, but it is delicious, and I don't have to wonder what's in it, unlike commercial bottled dressings.
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I eat lots and lots of salads. Favorite is balsamic vinegar with a pinch of olive oil. Also use homemade salsa and mango salsa as dressings. I make a salad with chopped tomatoes, cukes and onions, then put on lemon juice with a bit of olive oil. I put that on mixed greens. They are all fabulous. The trick is to "think outside the box" and find what works for you.
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5/8/12 9:42 P
I have found a number of the dressings offered on Sparks people have milk in them. I am lactose intollerant and would like some ides of other type of recipes with no milk or yogurt. Thanks for your help.
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For a little added kick, but no extra calories, stir in some dijon mustard and fresh herbs into your regular balsamic and oil mix. Also, for a sweeter dressing stir a little agave into white vinegar and oil. You can also add fresh squeezed lemon or orange juice over greens followed by a small drizzle of oil,
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18 5/7/12 6:58 P
Hello sparkers! I'm an avid salad eater and I love my extravirgin olive oil with some balsamic vinegar to add some flavor. But I want some alternatives to this. What can I add to my salads for flavor but not extra fat? (I know olive oil is good fat, I allways end up eating too much of it!)
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