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6/24/20 11:37 A

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Eowyn, do you have any fat limitations?

I make my own dressings. Usually as I need them, or for a week at a time.

A neutral oil, an acid, herbs and spices (never salt, I occasionally add a pinch of sweetener to balance when I get heavy handed with acids).

So, I’d say a ratio of 30 ml of acid to maybe 50 ml of oil, plus all the goodies.(I like sour. Change for your own palate.)
But I try to watch added fats.
I’ll also thin tahini and use that as a dressing.
I’ve used pickled veg as a topping, and with enough of the brine (a salt bomb, for sure, though) I can skip dressing.

I try to use just enough fat, as oil or Nut/seed pastes to allow the flavors to cling to the greens.

Edited by: TRUEPEACENIK at: 6/24/2020 (11:38)
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6/23/20 6:36 P

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flavored olive oils and balsamic vinegars

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6/23/20 5:32 P

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Vanilla yogurt (small container), honey (1-2 TBS), orange juice concentrate (1 TBS), cardamom to taste



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6/21/20 9:55 A

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Figured out a good one. Plain Greek Yogurt, with a package of Ranch dressing and if need be thin it out with milk



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6/19/20 7:37 A

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vinegar & oil

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6/19/20 7:13 A

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I also wanted to mention there are healthy, store bought options out there. You pay for it. An example of a good brand is Primal Kitchen; I don't know if it's available internationally but other similar products may exist. Online, an 8 ounce bottle is $7.95 but I have found in stores for $5 to $6; online isn't always cheaper. :-)

Here's a link to an example of their ingredients, which are all real.

www.primalkitchen.com/collections/dressing
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6/18/20 7:39 A

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I love using a squirt of lemon or lime juice. Also I put orange slices in my salad so their juice adds flavor too

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6/18/20 7:02 A



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If you want a creamy-textured dressing, try a couple teaspoons of avocado mashed up with a squeeze of lemon juice in it. I know there is potassium etc. in avocado, however the amount you would use would be minimal.

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6/18/20 6:42 A

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You're welcome, Elaine. Lime or lemon juice could work. So can white vinegar or apple cider vinegar. Balsamic is pricey here in the US too.

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Thanks, Meghan! Balsamic vinegar is pricey over here though.

Maybe lime of lemon juice instead?

Not forgetting a dash of pepper!

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One of my favorites is simple: equal parts EVOO and balsamic vinegar.

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I have given up on store bought salad dressings! They have sugars and a lot of bad stuff in them!

I would like to make my own dressings. Any suggestions?



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