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Thickening Salad Dressing

Here is a way to make salad dressing thick without adding fat. Xanthan gum, a white powder available at health food stores, has great thickening powers. You’ll see this ingredient on the label of many food products because it is a natural thickener. For a typical dressing recipe, I use only 1/8 teaspoon or less. To avoid lumps, either mix it into the liquids or place all ingredients in a blender and blend well. Tari A., Shorewood, Illinois