Thursday, 23 April 2015

Lucy's Slim Dressings

Lucy's Dressings

When days are getting longer and evenings are warmer, who wants any heavy casseroles or stews? It's lighter meals we crave. This is the season of salads. It is so easy to fix your own dressing of course, but I do tend to prepare the same-ish ones, mostly either mustard and honey-based or Italian-style, with my favourite balsamic vinegar. If you fancy expanding your repertoire of dressings, there's a lovely selection at Lucy's Dressings, an award-winning sauces and condiments company. And what's more, they have launched a new "Slim" range of natural food dressings.
The Slim dressings are lower-calorie versions of their best-sellers - Slim Light Asian and Slim Light French plus a brand new addition - Light Raspberry.

Slim Light Asian dressing is made with rice wine vinegar, fresh lime juice, root ginger chilli, rapeseed oil, sunflower oil, soy sauce, garlic puree and more. It is 41kcal per serving (15ml).
Bursting with freshness, zingy, with a little kick of chilli, it is a great sauce for Asian-style or fusion salads, noodles, chicken or prawn dishes.

light salad
Salad with flaked salmon

One of the recipes in which I used Slim Light Asian was an easy salad with salmon. I used a pack of salmon flakes with chilli (I think, it was from M&S), scattered over the red endive leaves, with sliced & steamed carrot and parsnip sticks, cooked fennel and cubed cheese. The dressing complemented the salmon nicely and gave an extra oomph to an overall dish.

Salad with flaked salmon

Slim Light French is made with extra virgin olive oil, Dijon mustard, white wine vinegar, cracked black pepper, sunflower oil, egg yolk powder (free-range) and more. Light and mildly peppery, it makes a great partner for green salads, green beans and avocado as well as rice and quinoa. There are 49kcal per serving. This is a light version of a classic dressing, pale creamy in colour, with specks of black pepper. Nice mild mustardy taste.

Smoked salmon salad

I love salads with fish, so apologies for another salmon salad recipes, this time I prepared a salad with smoked salmon and Slim Light French dressing. You will also need halved hard-boiled quail eggs, spring greens, tomatoes and cucumber. Arrange on a plate and pour the dressing over. The mustard-based French dressing is excellent with smoked salmon.

Smoked salmon salad

Slim Light Raspberry is made with extra virgin rapeseed oil, raspberry red wine vinegar, cracked black pepper, raspberry juice concentrate and more. This dressing has the highest count of calories from the range - 51kcal per serving. It is rusty red in colour, not as sweet as I expected, with a lovely tart flavour.

Goat's cheese & fruit salad

I just love goat's cheese, and in combination with sliced fruit like figs and pears it makes a meal fit for a Queen. Arrange a sliced pear, fig and rocket leaves on a plate, add sliced goat's cheese, scatter some pine nuts and pumpkin seeds over, add a generous dash of Light Raspberry dressing and enjoy.

Goat's cheese, pear and fig salad

If salads are not your thing, you can use Slim dressings to give an extra zing to roasted or baked food, like roasted duck legs. I have mixed 1 heaped tsbp of marmalade with Raspberry dressing and poured it over the duck legs, roasted with the potatoes, carrots and sliced pear.
As you know, the duck benefits from fruit and berry-based sauces, and the raspberry dressing adds a lovely sweet & tart note to this dish.

Serve with some green salad drizzled with more of a tasty Raspberry dressing.

Roasted duck leg with a raspberry dressing-marmalade marinade

All Slim dressings are low fat, gluten free and vegetarian. There are no artificial colourings or flavourings.

For the full range and recipe ideas visit Lucy's Dressings.

Disclosure: I received 3 bottles of Slim dressings for the purposes of testing and reviewing. All opinions are mine.


  1. The dressings sound lovely and your dishes look delicious (dangerous reading this post at lunchtime) I rather get stuck in a rut with salad dressings and tend to order the same one over and over, but I'm going to see if Ocado stock Lucy's now and if so I will add to my order...

    1. Yes, I believe they are available from Ocado. They are lovely dressings.

  2. Mmmm, these look delicious. I'd be interested in trying the light Asian one. I've never tried a raspberry based dressing before and I would be intrigued by that on a salad as well.

    Yum, your photos look so good!

    I'm thinking about panfried salmon with the Asian dressing now...

    1. Thank you Helen! Asian was my top favourite flavour. I just poured over the refried pasta shapes for lunch, and it was yummy

  3. I love the look of these dressings, lovely flavours. Your meals look lovely

  4. I got some of these to try too but I bet my salads don't look anywhere near as pretty as yours !