Happy Herbivore Blog

July 23, 2010

How to make salad dressing without fat or oil

The other day I asked HH's FB fans, "How do YOU make a salad go from ordinary to extraordinary?" and through this discussion several people inquired about how you make salad dressing without oil or fat.

Here are my tips & tricks plus a no-fail quick recipe:

1. squeeze fresh lemon or lime juice over your salad

2. add fresh fruit (or dried fruit) for added flavor instead of a dressing

3. experiment with fat-free balsalmic vinaigrettes

4. substitute tofu (or avocado) for oil in old recipes

5. combine equal parts agave and dijon mustard (pictured)

6. use BBQ sauce as a dressing

7. toss your salad with flavor salsas like pineapple-mango

8. add components to your salad: grains, baked beans, sweet potatoes

9. use fresh juices like carrot juice as a dressing

10. Serve with a dollop of HH's hummus, guac or HH's mock tuna.

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