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Tell me your low carb dressings here - I hate mustard!

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2much2young · 24/07/2013 18:05

other than mayonnaise and the usual lemon/olive oil/black pepper what else can I have on salads and with grilled meats etc?

I loathe mustard, not overly keen on blue cheese and most recipes seem to include them - please help!

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Eglute · 24/07/2013 19:49

Yogurt and oil and few drops of vinegar or lemon juice + salt pepper and herbs

2much2young · 25/07/2013 09:26

oh yoghurt, yes of course! that never occurred to me.

any others?

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prettybird · 25/07/2013 18:34

If it is for on meat, garlic and herb cream cheese (like Boursin or the Lidl equivalent) is very yummy smeared on top of a steak (and I presume would be equally nice on pork or lamb) Smile

2much2young · 25/07/2013 18:37

oh yes that sounds nice. I can think of some nice rubs to do with oil herbs and spices but it's the dressings for salads and vegetables I'm struggling with. I'm sure I saw one for on here ages ago for chilli and red pepper, jzooshed up in the blender but can't think what else went with it. And what about avocado? love that flavour but is there anyway to thin it out, think olive oil would make it too greasy??

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prettybird · 25/07/2013 18:48

I've got a Robert Carrier recipe for an avocado, Cheshire cheese, roasted blanched almonds, tomato and cucumber (all cubed) and some chopped parsley and spring onions salad which has a very nice dressing of olive oil, white wine vinegar, mashed garlic, a tablespoon of tomato purée and a few drops of Tabasco. Very tasty! Smile

littlemefi · 25/07/2013 19:00

What about balsamic vinegar?

prettybird · 25/07/2013 23:42

Balsamic vinegar is not very low carb.

Just read in Good Housekeeping a suggestion to use pesto as a dressing stirred into mayonnaise or adding a squeeze of lemon juice and a splash of water for an Italian salad dressing.

2much2young · 26/07/2013 08:43

mashed garlic! genius! sounds like a lovely dressing and I have all of those things, thanks prettybird

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prettybird · 26/07/2013 18:58

Caveat: be careful with the tomato purée as it is quite carby. Last time I realised I didn't have any, so I used a wee bit of thick (homemade) tomato sauce that I had left over and that worked quite well.

thelostgirl · 04/08/2013 12:15

I use Turkish or Russian yoghurt for sauce/dressings mostly as there are many things which can be added to it to make it delicious - crushed garlic & black peppar, chives, onions, crushed salad cheese (sorry, I don't live in the UK so don't really know what that is technically called over there - looks like feta but not as strong), curry, horseradish.... or I just bung a load of cottage cheese on the salad or on the side of the dish, either plain or with onion.

thelostgirl · 04/08/2013 12:18

or Greek yoghurt of course Smile

ThinThinker · 04/08/2013 20:00

I've been using pizza express house dressing at only 4 carbs per 100mls I think about 1carb per serving?

MelanieCheeks · 04/08/2013 20:01

Salsa, guacamole, humous, cottage cheese- I se these and similar as salad dressing all the time.

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