Salad with Oil-Free Dressing Recipe
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Salad with Oil-Free Dressing Recipe

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"This dressing is a treat for anyone who likes a refreshing salad topper with a big herb flavor," remarks field editor Ellen Benninger of Stoneboro, Pennsylvania. "Even without oil, it's thick and satisfying."
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES:5 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES: 5 servings


  • 1 tablespoon powdered fruit pectin
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried herb (oregano, basil, thyme, tarragon, savory or dill weed)
  • Sugar substitute equivalent to 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 teaspoons vinegar
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • Salad greens, tomatoes, cucumbers and carrots or vegetables of your choice

Nutritional Facts

1 tablespoon: 13 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 60mg sodium, 3g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.


  1. In a small bowl, combine pectin, herb of choice, sugar substitute, mustard, salt and pepper. Stir in water, vinegar and garlic. Chill. Serve over greens and vegetables of your choice. Refrigerate leftovers. Yield: 1/3 cup.
Originally published as Salad with Oil-Free Dressing in Taste of Home February/March 1998, p16

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