Jet Fuel 5 Calorie Salad Dressing

This fat-free salad dressing used at Canyon Ranch is from a book called Jet Fuel, The New Food Strategy for the High Performance Person, published in 1984.   Don’t worry about the vintage origins — this isn’t one of those old recipes from a musty thrift-store cookbook your grandmother used.  This dressing has remained so popular with guests at Canyon Ranch that they keep it on the menus — and still call it Jet Fuel Dressing.    The flavor is better if the combination is made the day before you plan to use it, allowing the flavors, especially optional add-ins,  to marry.

Jet Fuel 5 Calorie Salad Dressing
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In: Cuisine
Recipes: Salad Dressing
Basic Dressing
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 cup water
For Italian Dressing
  • Add 1 tablespoon each of fresh oregano, basil, and tarragon, finely chopped, or 1 teaspoon of each of the same herbs, dried, crushing them first in a mortar and pestle.
For Asian Dressing
  • Add 1 teaspoon curry powder and 1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
For Mexican Dressing
  • Add 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin and chopped cilantro to taste
For French Tarragon Dressing
  • Add 3 tablespoons fresh tarragon, finely chopped, or 1 teaspoon dried, crushed before using in a mortar and pestle
  1. Combine the salt and vinegar and stir until the salt is completely dissolved.
  2. Add all the remaining ingredients, except the water, and mix well.
  3. Add the water last and mix well.
  4. Refrigerate in a tightly covered container.
This recipe makes approximately 2 cups of dressing. Each 2-tablespoon serving contains approximately 5 calories, 0 grams fat, 93 mg sodium, 2g carbs.


January 30, 2013 | | Tags: ,

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