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A Favorite Dressing Loses Fat and Calories

July 13, 1989|JEANNE JONES | Jones is a food consultant and a cookbook author.

DEAR JEANNE: Enclosed is a recipe for Lincoln Highway Inn Dressing. My family loves it, but I think the calories could be cut. Please help! Thanks so much.

--SUE, Brookfield, Wis.

LINCOLN HIGHWAY INN DRESSING

1 (10 3/4-ounce) can condensed tomato soup

1 cup oil

3/4 cup sugar

1/2 cup vinegar

1 medium onion, chopped

1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

1 teaspoon salt

1 scant teaspoon black pepper

1 scant teaspoon paprika

1/2 teaspoon dry mustard

1 clove garlic

Combine soup, oil, sugar, vinegar, onion, Worcestershire, salt, pepper, paprika, mustard and garlic in blender container and blend until smooth. Makes about 4 cups.

DEAR SUE: I personally found this recipe a bit too sweet and greasy for my taste and, after several tries, I think I have come up with a dressing with less than half the calories that you and your family will love.

I was able to successfully substitute tomato sauce for the soup, reduce the oil by half and replace the sugar with frozen apple juice concentrate for an equally tasty and much healthier version of this dressing. I hope you and your family like my rendition of Lincoln Highway Inn Dressing as much as I do.

LOW-CAL LINCOLN HIGHWAY INN DRESSING

1 (8-ounce) can tomato sauce

1 cup frozen apple juice concentrate, undiluted

6 tablespoons cider vinegar

1 medium onion, chopped

1 teaspoon salt

1 scant teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

1 scant teaspoon paprika

1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

1 1/2 teaspoons dry mustard

1 clove garlic

1/4 cup corn oil

Combine tomato sauce, apple juice concentrate, vinegar, onion, salt, pepper, paprika, Worcestershire, dry mustard, garlic and oil in blender container and blend until smooth. Makes about 3 1/2 cups.

Each 1 tablespoon serving contains about:

Original Recipe:

Calories: 45

Cholesterol: 0 mg

Fat: 4 gm

Sodium: 69 mg

Revised Recipe:

Calories: 21

Cholesterol: 0 mg

Fat: 1 gm

Sodium: 66 mg

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