Salad Dressings and Sauces

Parmazano

Use this cheesy addition as a substitute for Parmesan cheese and as a condiment.  So versatile, it adds flavor to simple recipes.

Nutritional yeast is good source of protein (52%), dietary fiber, vitamins and minerals containing essential amino acids, and rich in vitamins, including B-complex. Find it in most large grocery chains and sometimes in the bulk section.

Oil-Free Italian Dressing; and a bunch of oil substitutes

The taste of this familiar dressing comes from the seasoning.  When we allow our tastebuds to get used to the flavors of spices without a film of fat, they pop!
Included here are many oil substitutes to use in adapting any favorite dressing or sauce

Peanut-Delicious Dressing and Sauce

This is such a rich and satisfying dressing, with a Thai feel to it.  Note that it is a higher fat dressing. Also note that this can be the base for a Thai noodle and veggie dish! Udon noodles or angel hair work well. Saute veggies and add sauce and noodles. Top with a few peanuts if desired.

Thousand Island

An American Classic

Creamy Ranch

This traditional American dressing can be used as a dressing or a dip, depending on the amount of water added

Creamy Mayo

Tofu, nuts and seeds are great replacements to make creamy things.  They are so versatile and satisfying, it's empowering to make your own!

Cashew Cream

This deceptively easy and deliciously rich, dairy-free alternative to cream, which can be as saucy or stiff as desired.  A blender or food processor is essential.
 
Use in a parfait with layers of berries, (defrosted or fresh); or on fruit, on top of granola or muesli or as a bagel shmear.

Hummus Plate

Hummus or Middle Eastern chickpea spread is so satisfying and versitile, as a snack with veggies and rice snaps, in a wrap or sandwich, a stuffing for mushroom appetizers, or diluted for a salad dressing!  It's easy to keep it low-fat by abstaining from adding oils.  If you need to control weight, avoid further added fat by eliminating the tahini (sesame butter).

Mock Tuna Salad

This is a very satisfying alternative to a tuna salad, that can be used in sanwiches, wraps or salads.  Make more than you think, as it goes fast!

Raspberry Vinaigrette

This dressing is delicious over a fruity breakfast salad, such as a bed of mesclun greens topped with strawberries and pecans.

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