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Old 05-22-2008, 09:42 AM
 
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I love salads and find that the non fat dressing don't have the taste that even light dressings have. I love ranch dressing and was wondering if others had some tips to add something to the non fat dressing to give it a better taste with out adding fat. Also does anyone make thrie own ranch dressing that taste good?
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Old 05-24-2008, 12:45 AM
 
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i dont like dressing on my salad i usally cut up a tomato and pour the juice on my salad or squeeze a lemon on my salad.
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Old 05-24-2008, 11:03 AM
 
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you have to have SOME fat in a dressing or else its just an acid like lemon or vinegar. you need oil, or mayo, or yogurt or something to keep i together.
i dont have any recipe. we just do oil and lemon or oil and vinegar: salt, pepper, basil, oregano
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Old 05-24-2008, 11:45 AM
 
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I love salads and find that the non fat dressing don't have the taste that even light dressings have. I love ranch dressing and was wondering if others had some tips to add something to the non fat dressing to give it a better taste with out adding fat. Also does anyone make thrie own ranch dressing that taste good?



Those nonfat dressings, just like any other 'nonfat' foods, seem to have a less appealing flavour, and I dont care much at all for it. Im one of those 'give me the real thing' type of gals.
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Old 05-24-2008, 12:39 PM
 
Location: appleton, wi
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non-fat dressing makes you fat, actually. that goes for all "diet" food. and they taste bad because you are eating processed and chemically-fortified food.

it's not that big of a secret anymore that the diet and no-fat food craze starting in the early 80's is what ultimately led to doubling our obesity rate by decade's end.

find yourself some organic ranch dressing
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Old 05-24-2008, 06:31 PM
 
Location: Near Devil's Pond, Georgia
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Fat-free ranch dressing in particular is nasty. I have never had a fat-free version that is acceptable. Yes, the flavor is off, but the mouth-feel is even worse. Maybe you could add some guar gum, xanthan gum, or gum tragacanth on your own to it and increase the seasonings a bit.
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Old 05-25-2008, 06:51 AM
 
Location: Coastal Georgia
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I long ago decided to eat only what tastes good regardless of the calories..I just eat less of it.
However, in my "diet travels" I've found two things helpful as far as salad dressings go..
1. You can substitute plain yogurt (strain the liquid out first) for 1/2 the mayo in a recipe with pretty good results.
2. In a vinaigrette dressing you can substitute 1/2 the oil with chicken broth, and this tastes just as good.
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Old 05-26-2008, 06:09 PM
 
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Try this one?

Low-Fat Ranch Dressing - Allrecipes
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Old 05-28-2008, 06:35 AM
 
Location: Where the sun always shines..
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The Paul Newman brand of Honey Mustard is good and very low cal. It's Newmans Own Go Lite Honey mustard.. Other than that, any ranches I have found were not good at all, and I do prefer ranch over most. Ive never favored honey mustard but this one is pretty tasty!
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Old 05-28-2008, 10:41 AM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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Read the ingredients in those non-fat dressings. You'll never use them again. Ick.
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