Homemade Salad Dressings

By GreeneyedAngel19 Latest Reply 2016-01-27 19:23:02 -0600
Started 2011-03-24 07:59:08 -0500

Hi Everyone:
I am a new diabetic and love to cook! I have been looking for Salad Dressings for Salads, Ranch, French or whatever to make at home. I got one from a friend but the carbs are too high w/buttermilk and mayo…Can anyone help me?

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squog master
squog master 2011-03-24 22:27:12 -0500 Report

I make ranch & russian dressings. For ranch I use 1cup low fat or FF sour cream, 1cup FF milk & 1 pack of the ranch mix. For russian I use 1/2 cup Low fat or FF sour cream, 1/2 cup mayo, 1 cup FF milk & a little bit of ketchup to taste. The mayo can be Low or FF. I use Hellman's made with canola oil cause I'm allergic to soy. Hope this helps. Thinking of trying Onion dressing using the ranch recipe & adding toasted onion flakes.

Welcome to the neighborhood!

RAYT721 2011-03-24 20:40:37 -0500 Report

My favorite salad dressing? Lemon Juice. That's it… squeeze a little bit (not a bath) onto the salad and it gives a nice fresh taste instead of the added fat, carbs and calories from traditional dressings. If you are looking for recipes for various dressing flavors, there are tons of lowcarb cookbooks and websites to browse through. Play around with flavors and ingredients to find ones that work for you. I have seen interesting recipes including blueberry vinaigrette and a watermelon salad dressing in my web surfing. Go google!

GabbyPA 2011-03-25 05:55:11 -0500 Report

Berry vinaigrette are great. I love balsamic and strawberry. It sounds creepy, but it is really good. So don't be afraid to think outside the box a bit. You might just find that magic dressing for yourself.

GreeneyedAngel19 2011-03-24 19:14:39 -0500 Report

thank you everyone! I am very willing to try anything…as I love salads! I have them every afternoon for lunch so that my blood sugar doesn't spike! Love this web site and all the people who are willing to help! Keep up the great work!

Bunny Cakes
Bunny Cakes 2011-03-24 19:04:54 -0500 Report

One of my favorites is a Honey Mustard dressing.

1/4 Cup Mayo or plain yogurt (I use greek because it tastes better to me)
1 tablespoon prepared mustard (I prefer Djion but regular is fine)
1 tablespoon honey or imitation honey
1/2 tablespoon lemon juice

If you use mayo it's got fewer carbs but more fat so trade of how you like, either way it's good. Just put everything ion a bowl and whisk together. If you want it a bit more savory add a bit of salt and pepper.

hoosierphilly 2011-03-24 13:45:15 -0500 Report

any vinegar and virgin olive oil…add lots of your favorite spices or herbs…many probably good for your health anyway. My parsley potted is still happy this winter. Use chives. I have always hated the prepared varieties. They have to put something bad in it to taste good…fat, sugar, or salt
Yogurt works well in some and especially in dips. Try growing your own.
I use Stevia for sugar substitute when nec…not the major corporate one…the natural one…research that. You love to cook, check out some of the gluten free recipes that substitute nuts for flour in things (protein). Plus I am so tired of big letters on bread etc indicating 12 grains with the first listed as some kind of enriched flour…not whole grain flour or first is whole grain and then next is enriched flour then 10 others. Even the whole grain council allows this misleading information front and center.

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