Virtually Oil-free salad dressing


½ level tsp
xanthan gum
1 level tsp
olive, vegetable or other liquid
Wine, cider or white balsamic. Or mixed.
Or use vinegar that was used for pickling.
300mlapple juice
Orange juice, grape juice or other juice or a mixture
to tastesalt
to tastepepper
to tasteherbs
Mixed herbs, horseradish
to tastespices
Whole cumin, caraway or similar sized seeds
or other larger spices crushed
to tastesugar


All above quantities can be varied to taste.
  1. mix the xanthan gum and oil in a suitable container (should hold 500ml) until smooth.
  2. Slowly add the juice and vinegar, stirring to keep the xanthan gum evenly dispersed.
  3. Leave for an hour os so until the xanthan gum is properly dissolved.
  4. Add the herbs, spices, salt and pepper to taste. Add sugar if desired: this is not usually needed with some of the sweeter fruit juices or with white balsamic vinegar as that is quite sweet.
  5. Shake well

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