Dukan Sauces, Salad Dressings, Mayonnaises and Vinaigrettes

You might think that not being allowed to use oil and flour cuts down on the options that you have for making sauces, salad dressing and the like but it is amazing how resourceful you can become when you need to be.  Boredom is a huge problem for all dieters not just those following the Dukan Diet and these recipes can help you bring variety and enjoyment to your meals.

Dukan Sauces, Salad Dressings, Mayonnaises and Vinaigrettes

16 Responses to “Dukan Sauces, Salad Dressings, Mayonnaises and Vinaigrettes”

  • Anji marriott on October 6, 2017

    Would love 2 make a Dylan hunters type chicken 4 my husband. The cheese bit isn’t a problem but am not very inventive, can u suggest a sauce 2 substitute for the bbq

    • Amber on October 7, 2017

      Hi Anji

      How about Walden Farms BBQ sauces? https://www.waldenfarms.com/products/sauce_bbq.htm

      These are “zero” calorie foods where the calories in a serving are very small usually less than 5. Regulations allow them to be called zero calorie.

      Best wishes


  • Anthony on September 10, 2017

    Hi there, would a store bought no fat mayonnaise work for the the cruise phase

    • Amber on September 16, 2017

      Hi Anthony

      A calorie/carb free one such as Walden Farms, Amazin’ Mayo, Sweet & Tangy would be fine.

      Best wishes


  • Allie on April 14, 2016

    Can i have a diet snapple in the attack phase? maybe little sips here or there?

    • Amber on April 17, 2016

      Hi Allie

      With 10 cal a bottle it isn’t a real diet breaker but it doesn’t meet the guidelines set out by Dr Dukan.

      Kind regards


  • Ali on May 28, 2015


    Two quick questions.

    Can we take italian dressing and thousand island with our protein in the attack phase and secondly can we use white oat for breakfast or not


    • Amber on May 31, 2015

      Hi Ali

      If you can buy fat free, carb free versions yes otherwise it is a no. It is a definite no for white oat as only oat bran is allowed and if you can’t get oat bran there is no substitute you just leave it out.

      Kind regards


  • rora on April 25, 2015

    are quick oats the same as bran oats ?

    • Amber on May 4, 2015

      Hi Rora

      Quick oats and oat bran aren’t the same.

      Best wishes


  • Seema on March 6, 2014


    Has anyone got any ideas on what to do for a steak.
    I would love to make a pepper sauce but not sure how to as the recipes I found had Philadelphia cheese.

    Also I’m really bad with a sweat tooth and in need for a fix of chocolate – help!

    Been on this diet now for three weeks. Started 270lbs now 259lbs

    Thank you

    • Amber on March 6, 2014

      Hi Seema

      In the Dukan Diet book there is a recipe for a Bechamel sauce. You mix 9 fl oz of cold skimmed milk with 1 tablespoon of cornflour and a bouillon cube in a saucepan. Heat slowly until it thickens and season with salt, black pepper and nutmeg. Perhaps you could adapt this recipe to increase the pepper or when cooled down a little to add a dollop of Greek yogurt or fromage frais or quark.

      You might find this product in a health food store but if not it is available on line but isn’t cheap. It is deemed calorie free, carb free, sugar free chocolate syrup. http://www.satisfood.co.uk/Walden-Farms-Chocolate-Syrup.

      Best wishes


  • Mary S on February 13, 2014

    Question re: cornstarch. I would like to make larger batches of sauces and freeze them. Cornstarch-based sauces freeze very poorly; in the past I have used arrowroot instead. Is this allowable??

    • Amber on February 13, 2014

      Hi Mary S

      Arrowroot isn’t approved for use by Dr Dukan but gram for gram it doesn’t look to be hugely different from cornstarch. I’ve never used arrow root would you use the same amount as cornstarch?

      Best wishes


      • Mary S on February 14, 2014

        Yes on the amount–it is a bit tricky to work with (as soon as your mixture thickens TAKE IT OFF THE HEAT; if you continue to cook it your sauce/pudding will just thin out again). I normally use it only if I am planning on freezing what I’m making.
        Also, some people are allergic to corn and may want an alternative.

        • Amber on February 14, 2014

          Hi Mary

          As similar amounts are used I would say arrowroot is a suitable substitute for cornstarch.

          Kind regards


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