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Just because you're eating a salad doesn't mean you have to use salad dressing. If the purpose of the dressing is to add flavor and moisture to an otherwise less palatable plate of raw veggies, then you've got a lot of alternatives to dress it up! Here are a few of my favorites discovered or developed to break the monotony of eating the same salad every day and generally reduce fat and/or sugar.

Salsa make your own (I'll post my Rainbow recipe soon) or, for a store-bought recommendation, Trader Joe's Papaya Mango is appearing ever more frequently in my bowl.

Wasabi and low sodium soy sauce. Mix these with one teaspoon oil and one tablespoon lemon juice for a spicy splash to your salad.

Hummus comes in so many flavors and adds protein to your salad. Just watch portion size - 2 tablespoons of the store-bought brands have a fair amount of sodium. Making your own is simple and a great way to reduce sodium and fat content:

Yummy Hummy drain one can garbanzo beans over a bowl, put bowl aside for a moment. In food processor, place beans, half the liquid from the can, juice from 2 freshly squeezed lemons, 1 tablespoons tahini paste (ground sesame seeds), handful unsalted cashews, two tablespoons olive oil, 1 tablespoon freshly grated pepper, 2 tablespoons yellow curry powder. Blend. Add liquid from can as needed to puree.

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