Fat-Free Oil Substitute for Salad Dressings

Sometimes it’s easy to ruin a perfectly health and lovely salad by drowning it in a high fat or low fat, high fructose corn syrup dressing.  Instead, I use this fat-free oil substitute – a simple mixture in place of oil in salad dressing recipes.  It really sticks to the lettuce, unlike using water or vinegar as a substitute.  I love this fat-free oil substitute used with Good Seasonings Italian Dressing in place of the oil.


  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon low-sodium vegetarian broth powder
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch


  1. Whisk the broth powder and starch into the cold water in a small saucepan.
  2. Cook, stirring constantly, until thickened and clear.
  3. Cool and use in a salad dressing, or store in a covered jar and refrigerate.


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