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Any suggestions on what to use to flavor a salad, besides dressing or oil/vinegar?

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Mike

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Any suggestions on what to use to flavor a salad, besides dressing or oil/vinegar?

Thanks!

Mike

Do you try making your own concoctions? I use olive oil, apple cider vinegar (or champagne vinegar), honey, garlic and ketchup all mixed together and it makes the best french vinegarette. Or I insert dijon mustard instead of the ketchup and hold the garlic and I have mustard vinegarette. My favorite is homemade russian that uses a little more ketchup and honey to the first recipe. Excellent! I've also heard that grating raw onion onto any kind of homemade dressing gives it a different flavor. That's all I've got!

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Depends on whats on your salad:

Salsa - traditional or fruit ones

Lemon or lime juice

BBQ sauce

Juicy fruits or veggies like chopped up oranges

Chili

sour cream

Are you trying to avoid something or just bored with salad dressing?

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Kraft and Newman's will clearly list all forms of gluten. If I recall, all Newman's are gluten free except the Family Italian and Low Fat Ginger, but please verify on the label.

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I am soy free also and have found two lines of dressings that I do okay with. Olde Cape Cod "All Natural" I like the Balsamic. I also do well with Marzetti line of "Simply Dressed" Salad dressings. They are all natural as well. I use the ranch and champagne varieties. I use the Champagne in pasta salads.

I like the above suggestions with other toppings. I do think it would depend on what you have on your salad. If you like avocado, you add some olive oil, some fresh lime juice, salt, garlic and smooth it out. You could also mix it with sour cream instead of olive oil for a taco salad.

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Plain rice vinegar is good. It is so mild and delicious you could DRINK the darned stuff. I don't even mix it with any oil, just drizzle it on and enjoy.

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My daughter is gluten-free and we are going to try and make our own Annie's Shiitake Mushroom dressing. It is her favorite but unfortunately the only Annie's dressing with Gluten. Go freaking figure!

Is there a Ranch that is gluten free?

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My daughter is gluten-free and we are going to try and make our own Annie's Shiitake Mushroom dressing. It is her favorite but unfortunately the only Annie's dressing with Gluten. Go freaking figure!

Is there a Ranch that is gluten free?

Yes, my favorite Hidden Valley :D But, always verify on the ingredient listing.

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I always make my own dressings, vinaigrettes, etc. as they are so delicious, quick and easy. Instead of the ubiquitous lemon juice why not try pomegranate molasses, miso, grapefruit/tangerine/orange/lime juice for the acid instead of vinegar? Different oils are fun to experiment with such as walnut, toasted sesame, hazelnut... You can also make your own aioli as an alternative. Just use a bit of Dijon as an emulsifier and add a pinch of granulated sugar, agave syrup or honey. Using fresh herbs and garlic is delicious.

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