Monday, July 19, 2010

Russian Dressing

My husband has decided to conduct and experiment of sorts. He has decided to cut High Fructose Corn Syrup from his diet to see if the addition of HFCS may be one of the reasons that people began to gain weight in the 80's. Ever the scientist he thinks that a food additive may be to blame for this problem. Anyway, we are learning that HFCS is in almost everything! Our bread selection has been greatly diminished. In preparing for the recipe which will post tomorrow I discovered that there is no such thing as a store bought Russian dressing without HFCS. This lead me to make one from scratch. Most that I found were made with mayonnaise, which did not work for my recipe. Finally I found one I liked on Southern Foods. I cut the recipe in half and left out a few things. It turned out great and I don't think I will be buying this stuff in the store anymore.

2 tablespoons sugar
1 1/2 tablespoons water
1/2 cup olive oil
1/4 cup ketchup (high fructose corn syrup free of course)
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1/2 tablespoon white vinegar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon paprika
1/2 tablespoon vegan Worcestershire sauce
1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  1. Combine the sugar and water in a microwave safe bowl and microwave no high for 30 seconds or until the sugar is completely melted into the water. Essentially you are making a syrup(but it neither corn nor high!). Set aside to cool.
  2. Combine the remaining ingredients and add the cooled syrup. Whisk together to combine completely. Chill and serve.
  3. This makes about 1 cup of dressing. For the full recipe please see the link above.

1 comment:

  1. Let me try this again... the last post went to a dead page. Sorry if you get this twice.

    This recipe sounds amazing. I've actually never had Russian dressing, but I'll be giving this a try! I can't wait to hear the results of this experiment.

    Keep up the great work! Your site is amazing!


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