Seven Seas dressings were first introduced by Anderson
Clayton Foods back in 1964, when the trend toward fat-free
foods was in its infancy. Kraft Foods later picked up the
brand, and Seven Seas today ranks number four in sales of
salad dressings in the United States. Here’s our special
technique to creating a delicious clone of Seven Seas
spice-filled fat-free Italian dressing straight out of
the latest TSR low-fat cookbook, using a secret combination
of water, cornstarch and gelatin where the fat used to be.
1 1/3 cups water
1 1/2 tablespoons granulated sugar
2 teaspoons cornstarch
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon dried minced onion
1/2 teaspoon dried minced garlic
1/2 teaspoon finely minced red bell pepper
1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
1/4 teaspoon gelatin
1/2 cup white vinegar
1 teaspoon dry nonfat buttermilk
1. Combine water, sugar, cornstarch, salt, onion, garlic,
bell pepper, Italian seasoning, and gelatin in a small
saucepan. Whisk to dissolve cornstarch, then set pan over
2. Heat mixture until boiling, stirring often. When mixture
begins to boil, cook for 1 additional minute, stirring
constantly, then remove from heat.
3. Add vinegar and dry buttermilk to saucepan and stir.
Transfer dressing to a covered container and refrigerate–
preferably overnight–before serving.
Makes 1 1/2 cups.
Serving size – 2 tablespoons
Total servings – 12
Fat (per serving) – 0g
Calories (per serving) – 10