I get a lot of emails requesting oil-free salad dressing recipes, and I always share a version of this dressing I'm sharing with you today. The best way to get an incredible decadent flavor and texture with an oil-free dressing is to blend broth, lemon juice, and roasted garlic. The broth and garlic give the dressing a rich creamy texture and divine flavor, and the lemon juice brightens and lifts the flavor and adds a nice mellow zestiness.
To that base, you can then add any aromatics and flavor enhancers you desire. I love this mix of fresh tarragon and Dijon mustard. It pairs so well with this simple hydrating salad. But, a mixture of fresh herbs like cilantro, basil, and chives with some red pepper flakes is also magic!
I always use Massel broths, because they're superior in quality and flavor, and are gluten-free, vegan, non GMO, and with no added MSG. The broths come in vegetable, chicken-flavored, and beef-flavored varieties, and you can choose from stock cubes, powder, or concentrated liquid. The broth does contain some non gmo canola oil and olive oil, but it is very minimal, and there is no oil in the dressing.
This broth is so good that Massel is a household name in Australia, enjoying over 70% of the marketshare. Everybody I know uses it in Oz. My mum has been using it for over 35 years, so I grew up using it. I haven't found any other commercial broth anywhere in the world that comes close to it, and every time I share it with a friend here in the United States they are amazed, and then put 20 of their friends onto it. It is really that good.
The entire Massel range is available nationwide in pretty much every grocery store that exists in Australia. Currently, in the United States, it is available at select grocers and health food stores, and some Wholefoods. Use the store locator on the Massel website to find your local store, or order online.
This product is so far superior to anything else on the market that it is only a matter of time before Massel sweeps the U.S like it has in Australia.
I'm using the chicken-flavored broth in this salad dressing. For those of us living a vegan lifestyle, the chicken-flavored (but vegan) broth is a game changer. It literally tastes like it contains chicken fat. When I was at Expo West earlier this year, the vegans (and everybody else) were utterly astounded at the flavor. It is so delicious so you can drink it! This broth makes an unbelievable vegan chicken-noodle soup.
I am very particular about the brands that I represent in an official capacity, and I'm very proud to be the ambassador for Massel. This is a an incredible family-owned company committed to excellence, and their product has a quality that you can really trust.
Don't miss this salad. Even if you're not watching your fat consumption, this salad is sensational.
*I'm an ambassador for Massel, but my opinions are my own.