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Old 06-27-2008, 12:49 PM   #1
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Low Carb Salad Dressing?

I am looking for what is best to buy. My favorite dressings are creamy poppy seed, ranch, and sometimes red rasberry vinagrette but I really love the sweet poppy seed kind. I tried a blue cheese one and just don't like it.

I prefer to buy one but will make one in a heartbeat if it is sweet and creamy.
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Old 06-27-2008, 06:40 PM   #2
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Here's a recipe for poppyseed dressing. As for commercial dressings, I just buy the ones with the lowest carb count. I also carefully read the ingredients, though, because I prefer to avoid foods with HFCS and similar things.

CarolynF's Poppyseed Dressing

1/3 cup Splenda
2 Tbs. poppyseeds
3/4 cup mayo
1/4 cup CC milk or half/half
2 Tbs. vinegar

Mix the dressing and refrigerate. Pour over salad right before serving.

With granular Splenda and CC milk:
1339 Calories; 140g Fat; 8g Protein; 19g Carbohydrate; 2g Dietary Fiber; 17g Net Carbs

With granular Splenda and half & half:
1393 Calories; 146g Fat; 7g Protein; 21g Carbohydrate; 2g Dietary Fiber; 19g Net Carbs

With liquid Splenda and CC milk:
1307 Calories; 140g Fat; 8g Protein; 11g Carbohydrate; 2g Dietary Fiber; 9g Net Carbs

With liquid Splenda and half & half:
1361 Calories; 146g Fat; 7g Protein; 13g Carbohydrate; 2g Dietary Fiber; 11g Net Carbs

You should get about 18-19 tablespoons from one batch. There's about 1/2-1 net carb per tablespoon no matter which version you make.
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Tastes just like Kraft, only healthier...

Thousand Island Salad Dressing:

[COLOR=#0000ff][COLOR=#c00000]Ingredients:
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[COLOR=#000000]1/2 cup mayonnaise
2 tablespoons LC ketchup
1 tablespoon white vinegar
2 teaspoons [/COLOR][COLOR=#016798]splenda[/COLOR]
[COLOR=#000000]2 teaspoons dill pickle relish (you can use splenda sweetened if you want)
1 teaspoon finely minced white onion (sometimes I just use the dried kind)
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 dash of black pepper

[/COLOR][COLOR=#c00000]Directions:[/COLOR]
[COLOR=#000000]Combine all of the ingredients in a small bowl. Stir well.

Place dressing in a covered container and refrigerate for several hours, stirring occasionally, so that the splenda dissolves and the flavors blend. (I generally use one of those good seasons salad dressing bottles.
This makes about 3/4 cup.

To me, it tastes like thousand island and no presevatives except for what is in the mayo. Wanna kick it up a notch, add some jalepeno or chipolte.[/COLOR][/COLOR]
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Old 06-29-2008, 04:33 AM   #4
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I made the Thousand Island last weekend, YUMMY, I am actually using it on things I would normally just use mayo for (hot dogs for one) I used SF sweet relish though.
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Thousand Island dressing is my husband's favorite. I have to give this a try.
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Old 06-29-2008, 04:55 PM   #6
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Thousand Island dressing is my husband's favorite. I have to give this a try.
OH! Mine , too - thanks, will definitely have to try this!
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Old 06-29-2008, 05:09 PM   #7
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You might want to read this thread too.

http://www.lowcarbfriends.com/bbs/lo...-dressing.html
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Thank you everyone for the recipes. I love both kinds of dressing!
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Old 07-15-2008, 12:45 PM   #9
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Try the goddess dressing at Trader Joe's. Yum.
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POPPY SEED DRESSING
1/3 cup oil
5 tablespoons granulated Splenda or equivalent liquid Splenda
1/4 cup white vinegar
1/4 teaspoon orange extract *
1/2 teaspoon salt
Dash pepper
Pinch celery seed
1 teaspoon poppy seeds
1/2 cup mayonnaise

Whisk together everything but the mayonnaise. Add the mayonnaise and whisk until smooth and creamy.

Makes about 1 cup or 16 servings

* You may want to omit the orange extract if you're going to be using it in salads without fruit, but the flavor is subtle.

With granular Splenda:
Per Serving: 94 Calories; 10g Fat; trace Protein; 1g Carbohydrate; trace Dietary Fiber; 1g Net Carb

With liquid Splenda:
Per Serving: 92 Calories; 10g Fat; trace Protein; 1g Carbohydrate; trace Dietary Fiber; .5g Net Carbs

NANCY'S CREAMY RUSSIAN DRESSING
1/4 cup low carb ketchup
2 tablespoons white vinegar
3 tablespoons granular Splenda or equivalent liquid Splenda
3/4 teaspoon celery salt
1/4 teaspoon dry mustard
1/4 teaspoon paprika
Pinch celery seed
4 drops Tabasco
1/4 cup oil
1/4 cup mayonnaise

In a small bowl, whisk everything except the oil and mayonnaise until well blended. Slowly drizzle in the oil while whisking until the mixture emulsifies. Whisk in the mayonnaise until smooth.

Makes about 12 tablespoons

With granular Splenda:
Per Tablespoon: 78 Calories; 8g Fat; trace Protein; 1g Carbohydrate; trace Dietary Fiber; 1g Net Carb
Per 2 Tablespoons: 155 Calories; 16g Fat; trace Protein; 3g Carbohydrate; trace Dietary Fiber; 2.5g Net Carbs

With liquid Splenda:
Per Tablespoon: 76 Calories; 8g Fat; trace Protein; 1g Carbohydrate; trace Dietary Fiber; 1g Net Carb
Per 2 Tablespoons: 152 Calories; 16g Fat; trace Protein; 2g Carbohydrate; trace Dietary Fiber; 1.5g Net Carbs

RANCH-STYLE SALAD DRESSING
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1 tablespoon sour cream
2 tablespoons heavy cream
1 teaspoon white vinegar
2 drops Tabasco
1/8 teaspoon granular Splenda
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/8 teaspoon onion powder
1/8 teaspoon celery salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/8 teaspoon dill
1/2 teaspoon chives
1 teaspoon fresh parsley, minced

Mix all of the ingredients and chill well before serving.

Makes about 7 tablespoons

Per Tablespoon: 76 Calories; 8g Fat; trace Protein; 1g Carbohydrate; trace Dietary Fiber; 1g Net Carb
Per 2 Tablespoons: 178 Calories; 19g Fat; 1g Protein; 2g Carbohydrate; trace Dietary Fiber; 1.5g Net Carbs

RANCH-STYLE SALAD DRESSING MIX
1 tablespoon buttermilk powder
1 packet True Lemon *
1/2 teaspoon granular Splenda
1/8 teaspoon xanthan gum
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon celery salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon dill
1 teaspoon freeze-dried chives
Pinch cayenne

Mix well and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator (see my comments below). This makes about 7 teaspoons dry mix. To prepare the dressing, whisk the mix into:

1 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup sour cream
1/4 cup heavy cream
1/2 cup water

Chill a couple hours to allow the flavors to develop and for the dressing to thicken. Add 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley, if desired.

Makes about 2 cups dressing

* The equivalent of 1 1/2 teaspoons lemon juice or vinegar. If you can't get True Lemon, just add 1 1/2 teaspoons real lemon juice or white vinegar when you add the wet ingredients.

NOTE: 1 packet of dry Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing mix has 16 net carbs.

Per Batch Dry Mix: 42 Calories; trace Fat; 2g Protein; 9g Carbohydrate; 1g Dietary Fiber; 8g Net Carbs
Per Batch Prepared Dressing: 1948 Calories; 209g Fat; 8g Protein; 19g Carbohydrate; 1g Dietary Fiber; 18g Net Carbs
Per 1 Tablespoon Dressing: 61 Calories; 7g Fat; trace Protein; 1g Carbohydrate; trace Dietary Fiber; .5g Net Carb
Per 2 Tablespoons Dressing: 122 Calories; 13g Fat; trace Protein; 1g Carbohydrate; trace Dietary Fiber; 1g Net Carb

I don't care for my ranch dressing made with all mayonnaise so I use part sour cream for a fresher, less stodgy, flavor. You could omit the sour cream and use 1/4 cup more heavy cream instead. You could also make a dip by adding the mix to 2 cups of sour cream. I recommend storing the dry mix in the refrigerator because the manufacturer of the powdered buttermilk says to store the open can in the fridge.

RUSSIAN DRESSING
6 tablespoons Splenda or equivalent liquid Splenda
1/4 cup plus 2 teaspoons white vinegar
1/2 cup oil
1/2 cup low carb ketchup
1 1/2 teaspoons celery salt
1/2 teaspoon paprika
Pinch celery seed

Put all of the ingredients in a jar or bowl and blend well with a stick blender. Keep refrigerated. You will need to stir it well before using.

Makes about 20 tablespoons

Per 2 Tablespoons: 104 Calories; 11g Fat; trace Protein; 2g Carbohydrate; trace Dietary Fiber; 2g Net Carbs
Per 1/4 Cup: 208 Calories; 22g Fat; 1g Protein; 4g Carbohydrate; 1g Dietary Fiber; 3g Net Carbs
Per Batch: 1042 Calories; 110g Fat; 3g Protein; 20g Carbohydrate; 4g Dietary Fiber; 16g Net Carbs

SMOKY THOUSAND ISLAND DRESSING
1/2 cup mayonnaise
2 tablespoons sugar free sweet pickle relish
2 tablespoons low carb ketchup
1 teaspoon horseradish
1 teaspoon mustard
1/2 teaspoon liquid smoke

Mix all ingredients well.

Makes 13 tablespoons

Per Tablespoon: 62 Calories; 7g Fat; trace Protein; 1g Carbohydrate; trace Dietary Fiber; .5g Net Carbs

THOUSAND ISLAND
1 1/4 cups mayonnaise
2 tablespoons low carb ketchup
2 tablespoons dill pickle relish
Dash Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon vinegar
4 teaspoons granulated Splenda or equivalent liquid Splenda
Dash pepper

Mix all of the ingredients and chill to allow the flavors to blend.

Makes about 1 1/2 cups or 24 tablespoons

Per 2 Tablespoons: 169 Calories; 18g Fat; trace Protein; 1g Carbohydrate; trace Dietary Fiber; 1g Net Carb
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Old 07-16-2008, 09:21 AM   #11
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I'd start with a good mayonnaise as a base, and if you want it sweet then add a packet or two of Splenda or another sweetener (depending on how much may you use). Then just go wild with the oils and spices. I have a zero calorie/zero carb ketchup I add to my mayo for a Russian dressing. I also like to add grated horseradish to that.

Mine tend to be thick because of the mayo-base but I find once it's stirred into a bowl of salad, the juices from the veggies end up making it the perfect consistency to cling to the salad instead of leaving a wasted soupy slick in the bottom of the bowl, and all the lettuce leaves crying

Lemon juice is a great way to thin it down, but I've also used water, oil or vinigar on occasion.

My fave is Caesar's salad dressing. Mayo, lemon, garlic, and anchovy paste. I'd eat that stuff over ice cream I love it so much!
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Old 07-16-2008, 11:58 AM   #12
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I'm about to post a asian slaw recipe, that uses a mayo based dressing:

Asian Slaw
1/2 c. mayo (I don't measure and do 2 big spoonful blobs)
2 or 3 packets splenda
1 T. white vinegar
1 t. or a little less, sesame oil (you could also use soy sauce)
Mix that and serve with 1/2 bag or so of cole slaw or broccoli slaw and top with 1/4 c. toasted almonds, and add some green onions if you have them. Really tasty served alongside any meat (chicken, pork, brats, burgers). Sorry measurements aren't more precise. Hope you like it!
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