Seven Seas Free Viva Italian Fat-Free Dressing
By Todd Wilbur
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 my hack for creating a delicious clone of Seven Seas spice-filled fat-free Italian dressing using a secret combination of water, cornstarch and gelatin where the fat used to be.
Serving size–2 tablespoons
Calories per serving–10
Fat per serving–0g
Source: Low-Fat Top Secret Recipes by Todd Wilbur.
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- 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
- Do This
1. Combine the water, sugar, cornstarch, salt, onion, garlic, bell pepper, Italian seasoning, and gelatin in a small saucepan. Whisk to dissolve the cornstarch, then set the pan over medium/low heat.
2. Heat the mixture until boiling, stirring often. When the mixture begins to boil, cook for 1 additional minute, stirring constantly, then remove it from the heat.
3. Add the vinegar and dry buttermilk to the saucepan and stir. Transfer the dressing to a covered container and refrigerate—preferably overnight—before serving.
Makes 1 1/2 cups.
I'm Todd Wilbur,
Chronic Food Hacker
For 30 years I've been deconstructing America's most iconic brand-name foods to make the best original clone recipes for you to use at home. Welcome to my lab.