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Lucia’s Oil Substitute for Dressings

This simple base can be used to replace oil in salad dressings.

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Lucia’s Oil Sub for Dressings

An oil free base for clear, vinagrette-style salad dressings that has a great mouthfeel and sticks to your greens!
Course Sauces and Seasonings
Cuisine American, GF, Italian, oilfree
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Chilling time. 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 7 minutes
Servings 16 servings
Calories 2kcal
Author Lucia Tiffany MPH


  • 1 Tbs. arrowroot powder
  • 1 cup cold water


  • Pour most of the water into a small saucepan, reserving about ΒΌ cup of water in the measuring cup.
  • Add arrowroot to reserved water and mix well until completely dissolved.
  • Bring water to a boil.
  • Add arrowroot mixture while stirring quickly and keep stirring for 1 minute until solution is clear.
  • Chill and use in a 1:1 substitution for oil in cold dressing recipes.


Serving: 1Tbs. | Calories: 2kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 1mg | Fiber: 1g | Calcium: 1mg | Iron: 1mg
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