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what's yours? I'm ISO a whole foods dressing that also is lower in fat and calories to aid in weigth loss. My current favorite is Annie's Goddess dressing. I use it sparingly, but I'd like to find something as yummy in a light versinn. Bottled or homemade recipies welcome!!! TIA! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
 

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I don't really use anything canned or bottled. I always make salad dressings fresh. I also don't use lettuce in my salad so I don;t need nearly as much added flavor. My suggestion for weight loss is to use a lot of flavorfuil vegetables and then you won't need dressing.<br><br>
For dressing I use in order of frequency<br>
1. fresh squeezed lemon juice, olive oil, salt, pepper<br>
2. fresh squeezed lemon juice, olive oil, salt, pepper, fresh grated parmesan cheese<br>
3. fresh squeezed lemon juice, olive oil, salt, pepper, pressed garlic, fresh rosemary<br><br>
actually the combinations are limitless - but I do almost always use fersh squeezed lemon juice and always first cold pressing olive oil.
 

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Western Family Organic Ginger Soy Dressing. I have no idea if it's available where you live. It's very low in calories and fat.
 

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My favorite dressing is a semi-homemade italian. You have to have the glass Good Seasons bottle and the seasoning packet. Both are sold in the salad dressing aisle. You fill vinegar to the V line (I use white distilled), water to the W line, mix in the seasoning, then fill oil (I use extra virgin olive) to the O line. I don't refrigerate it. It separates of course, so you do have to shake it before you use it.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">For dressing I use in order of frequency<br>
1. fresh squeezed lemon juice, olive oil, salt, pepper<br>
2. fresh squeezed lemon juice, olive oil, salt, pepper, fresh grated parmesan cheese<br>
3. fresh squeezed lemon juice, olive oil, salt, pepper, pressed garlic, fresh rosemary<br><br>
actually the combinations are limitless - but I do almost always use fersh squeezed lemon juice and always first cold pressing olive oil.</div>
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those sound yummy, adn I will try the 1st one today!<br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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<div style="font-style:italic;">Western Family Organic Ginger Soy Dressing. I have no idea if it's available where you live. It's very low in calories and fat.</div>
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I'll look for that!<br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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<div style="font-style:italic;">My favorite dressing is a semi-homemade italian. You have to have the glass Good Seasons bottle and the seasoning packet. Both are sold in the salad dressing aisle. You fill vinager to the V line (I use white distilled), water to the W line, mix in the seasoning, then fill oil (I use extra virgin olive) to the O line. I don't refrigerate it. It separates of course, so you do have to shake it before you use it.</div>
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That's what my mom used on our dinner salads growing up. I've seen the bottles at the store, adn I'll check those out too!
 

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I'm a big fan of lemon juice, lime juice, salt, and pepper or balsamic vinegar and olive oil, salt and pepper - a little bit of this goes a long way. Sometimes I'll mix balsamic vinegar and fat free or light italian to make a balsamic vinaigrette.
 

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For bottled I like Annie's Gingerly Vinaigrette. Homemade I make a Greek Tamari dressing that has pureed toasted sesame seeds, tahini, tamari, oil, lemon and a few other things I can't remember off the top of my head....
 

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mostly - balsamic vinegar & olive oil<br>
when I am being creative - balsamic, olive oil, mustard, pine nuts & capers<br><br>
We get free dressing from a family member & I'm not keen on the stuff, I usually give it away.
 

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I really like Annie's Woodstock dressing, although it's not one of their light ones. I find that I can make a little of it go a LONG way, though.
 

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WHITE balsamic vinegar, extra-virgin olive oil, and a pinch of sea salt. YUM!!!!
 
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