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Salad with Oil-Free Dressing Recipe

Salad with Oil-Free Dressing Recipe

"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. YIELD:5 servings

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

One tablespoon of dressing equals 13 calories, trace fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 60 mg sodium, 3 g carbohydrate, 0 fiber, trace protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 Free Food.