Monday, February 11, 2013

Oil Substitution & Italian Dressing Recipe

I'm so excited I found a recipe for an oil substitution for dressings, YAY!  I made a little bit more than the original recipe so that I could use it in this Italian dressing recipe I found. It totally works, I know it's basically gravy but what a great idea. I can't believe I never thought of this before, I can't wait to make it for other dressings! Just make as much as you need in order to replace oil.

1 cup vegetable broth (you can use just cold water but I used broth)
2 tsp corn starch, or arrowroot powder

-Whisk the powder into your liquid of choice
-Cook on high, stirring constantly until it thickens, only took me a few mins.

It's that easy! Just add to the rest of your dressing mixture in place of oil.
I found this recipe on

Zesty Italian Dressing Recipe

1 cup of the vinegar (any type is fine, whether ACV, wine vinegar, rice vinegar, etc...)
1 1/3 cup of olive oil or other oil (I usually do half olive oil, half cheaper oil)
2 tablespoons of water
1/2 tablespoon garlic powder
1/2 tablespoon onion powder
1/2 tablespoon honey, white sugar, or sucanat
1 tablespoons dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
1/2 teaspoon dried basil
1/2 tablespoon dried parsley
1 tablespoons salt

1. Pour ingredients into a glass jar or bottle with a cover. You may need to use a funnel, in which case pour the dry things in first before the liquids.
2. Cover and shake well.
3. Use, or refrigerate for months and months.
4. Enjoy!

Dressing Recipe, from

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