Fat-Free Oil Substitute for Salad Dressings

5 minutes

Serves:Makes 1 cup

By Bryanna Clark Grogan
Use this simple mixture in place of oil in salad dressing recipes. Unlike plain juice or water, it will help the dressing stick to the greens. This recipe is easily multiplied.


  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tbsp low-sodium vegetarian broth powder
  • 2 tsp cornstarch


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