It is likely that your favourite salad dressing is not classed as a low FODMAP salad dressing. As a result, you may be missing out.
This article will provide you with a list of available shop bought salad dressings that are low in FODMAPs. You may want to keep it homemade. So we will also share some low FODMAP salad dressing recipes for you to try and make at home!
Low FODMAP salad dressing brands
Many salad dressings can contain a large amount of FODMAPs. Common FODMAPs included are:
- high fructose corn syrup
- apple cider vinegar
- dairy products.
These are common ingredients. However, there are many low FODMAP certified salad dressing brands available online or at your local supermarket.
Shop Bought Low FODMAP Salad Dressing
The above certified low FODMAP brands have adapted classic salad dressings to make them FODMAP friendly. Here are some of our favourites:
- Raspberry & Mint Salad Dressing
- Coriander & Lime Salad Dressing
- Orange, Ginger & Chilli Salad Dressing
Casa De Sante
- Essential Oil Balsamic Vinaigrette (Original Grapefruit)
- Essential Oil Balsamic Vinaigrette (Sweet Orange)
- Basil And Lemon Essential Oil Vinaigrette Salad Dressing
- Caesar Salad Dressing
Live Free Foods
Smoke N Sanity
‘Non-certified’ low FODMAP dressing to buy
You needn’t be limited to the above certified brands. This is because there are other brands that sell salad dressings that are still low FODMAP. You just need to check the ingredients!
Hunter & Gather
These dressings contain FODMAPs in amounts that are still classified as ‘low’ by Monash.
You may stumble across a dressing that contains “natural flavours” or “spices”. These are best avoided altogether. This is because natural flavourings and spices often contain FODMAPs such as garlic and onion.
Low FODMAP salad dressing recipes
If you want to keep it homemade – you can even make your own!
There are ways to get the same delicious taste. You just need to substitute the common FODMAP ingredients for suitable swaps.
You may find these suggestions useful:
- Garlic → For garlic-infused olive oil
- Onion → For spring onion tips and/or chives
- Mayonnaise → For low FODMAP mayonnaise
- High fructose corn syrup and honey → For sugar or maple syrup
- Croutons → For traditional sourdough bread croutons
Here are some low FODMAP salad dressing recipes to get you started:
- Lemon Vinaigrette
- Balsamic Vinaigrette
- Italian Dressing
- Ranch Dressing
- Creamy Chive Dressing
- Maple Dijon Vinaigrette
- Thousand Island Salad Dressing
- Creamy Blue Cheese Dressing
Commercial salad dressings can be high in FODMAPs. So you may be missing out on your favourite dressing. However there are many ready made low FODMAP salad dressings available to purchase.
And if you want to keep it homemade, we hope you find our handy ingredient swaps and recipes useful!
Article written by Leeona Lam and edited by Beth Willson Specialist Surgical Dietitian BSc Hons RD
Beth is UK HCPC Registered Dietitian who specialises in gastrointestinal surgery. Beth graduated from University of Surrey in 2020 with a degree in Nutrition and Dietetics.