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Salad with Oil-Free Dressing

 Salad with Oil-Free Dressing
"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."
5 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 10 min.


  • 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


  • 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.