RE: salad w/o oil
This is from Barbara Kafka's magnum opus cookbook, Vegetable Love:
Pit and peel one ripe avocado. Put in a blender with a tablespoon of lime juice, two or three peeled and crushed garlic cloves, salt, pepper, a dash of hot sauce, a cup of buttermilk, and a cup of water. Puree until smooth. Taste and reseason.
Low in calories, and all fat is monounsaturated, as in olive oil.
I brought the boss a small container of this last year(he'd been testing out low-cal dressings), and he confessed to licking the last drops out of the container it's so good.
It's also good to drizzle a splash on grilled fish.