Now that summer is upon us (hot and heavy), it’s salad season again.
WALDEN FARMS (800-229-1706) has a large selection of salad dressings, certified by the OU. And they’re pretty healthful, too!
In the refrigerated section of the supermarket, you can find fat-free, sugar-free, carb-free dressings (OK, they’re not chemical-free, but you can’t have everything; at least they’re not taste-free!). Pareve dressings include Oriental, Ranch, Italian, Italian with sun-dried tomatoes, Creamy Bacon (obviously also bacon-free), Bacon Ranch, Raspberry Vinaigrette, Honey Dijon, and Russian. There’s also a dairy bleu cheese dressing.
Non-refrigerated dressings are also fat-free, and are low-calorie and advertise “with soy protein,” for those of you who want to increase your soy intake. There are pareve Raspberry Vinaigrette, Italian, Italian with sun-dried tomatoes, Creamy Italian, Thousand Island, Russian, Balsamic Vinaigrette, and Honey Dijon. Dairy dressings include bleu cheese, Ranch, and Caesar.
Some of the zero-calorie dressings also come in individual packets – great for traveling! Pareve packets: Italian, Thousand Island, Creamy Bacon, Honey Dijon; Ranch dressing is dairy.