Fructose Malabsorption Recipes: Fructose Free Salad Dressing


This dressing is sweet, tangy, and easy to make.  I originally found it on the blog Fructose Schmuctose and Diabetes to Boot and have made a few small tweaks.  I put it on spinach and eat it every day!


  • 1/2 cup of olive oil
  • 1/2 cup of rice vinegar (usually found in the Asian food section)
  • 1/2 cup of dextrose
  • 2 teaspoons of fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon of basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon of oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt


Mix it all together well and store in the fridge (this means you’ll have to heat it up every day since the olive oil will solidify).

I usually split mine up into 3 small containers so I can bring one in my lunch bag.  If you do something like this, make sure you alternate pouring small amounts into each container, because no matter how fast you pour after mixing, the olive oil floats to the top and the sugar sinks to the bottom.  So make sure you get enough sugar into each!

Elimination Diet safe: Yes!

11 thoughts on “Fructose Malabsorption Recipes: Fructose Free Salad Dressing

  1. Awesome, I’m making this tonight! We got our first box of veggies from the CSA we signed up for before I got diagnosed, so I was panicking with how I was going to eat all this salad!

  2. Pingback: Getting the most out of a summer CSA with fructose friendly recipes | Find Wholeness

    • Lemon is on the very low end of the fructose spectrum so it should be just fine! I’ve never had a reaction to it. Have you checked out my recipes page? The recipes that are starred are the ones for people new to the FM diet and that would be a good place to start for your son!

  3. I cannot thank you enough for this recipe. I’ve been having a hard time learning how to deal with being FM, and have been craving a good salad dressing and this was perfect. Thanks!!

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