subway salad dressings

by (25) Updated July 08, 2012 at 4:24 PM Created January 27, 2012 at 8:10 PM

I regularly have salads in subway (with buffalo chicken and ham being my fav meats). Just wanted some info on which salad dressing could be the most paleo.

Options are:- 1. Sweet Onion 2. Ranch 3. Mustard 4. Light mayo 5. Chipotle Southwest 6. Honey mustard Sauce 7. Mayo 8. Italian (Fat free) dressing


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6045 · January 27, 2012 at 8:25 PM

I don't know the actual ingredient list of Subway dressings, but it seems a safe assumption that they are industry-standard. With that assumption in mind:

  1. None of the fat-free or "lite" dressings come close. These almost universally replace fat with corn syrup. Almost any sweet tasting one is sweetened with corn syrup too--even if it has "honey" in the name....

  2. Probably none of the rest of them come all that close either, since virtually ALL commercially prepared salad dressings and mayos are made with canola, soybean, or other seed oil. Even the "olive oil" dressings almost always contain a blend. This has been the source of much irritation for me--i literally looked at EVERY TYPE of dressing at several markets and could not find a single one--even at Whole Foods--that was made with 100% olive oil.

I realize this doesn't exactly answer your question. I suppose my answer is that it makes no difference which dressing you choose--they all have the same paleo strikes against them.

As a possibly vexing alternative, you could get into the habit of making your own and bringing it with you or keeping it in the fridge at work, etc. Not something I choose to do myself, but some people do.

19504 · January 27, 2012 at 11:18 PM

I think you can get vinegar only there. If so that would be the way to go...

2291 · February 04, 2012 at 11:44 PM

None of the above. Pack your own big ass salad and never go to Subway again.

2487 · January 27, 2012 at 10:00 PM

I bet the mustard is safe. Everything else on your list is a no-go, but just plain ol mustard is usually just mustard seeds and vinegar.

11664 · January 27, 2012 at 8:33 PM

Hate to rain further on your parade but I'm betting that however the ham and buffalo chicken at Subway are prepared/processed is a million miles from Paleo.

2919 · January 28, 2012 at 7:39 AM

I have a 100ml PET bottle, thats slips into a pocket with ease. I take my own "dressing" with me to my occasional visits to the salad bars. Easy.

30 · July 08, 2012 at 4:24 PM

I get vinegar then spicy mustard on top..

789 · February 05, 2012 at 3:55 PM

List of ingredients used at Subway: http://www.hersheypark.com/food_and_shops/ingredients/ingredients_subway.php

that took 2 seconds to find.......

74 · February 05, 2012 at 3:19 PM

None of the dressing nor the oil they have are healthy so if I have to eat there I ask for vinegar only. It's not great but it does the job.

10 · February 04, 2012 at 10:55 PM

Try asking for a cup of the oil an vinegar dressings that they use on the sandwiches?

150 · January 27, 2012 at 10:20 PM

Or just go with oil and some seasonings...Better than the alternatives.

21258 · January 27, 2012 at 8:30 PM

Your answer is a definitive no to all counts.

Is there any way that you could just enjoy the taste of your food without drenching it in soy-oil and corn-syrup laden sauce? That would be more "Paleo" (sic).

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