HCG Diet - Dressing, Sauce and Marinade Recipes


Strawberry Vinaigrette  
Strawberries
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
1 tablespoon lemon juice
Stevia to taste
Dash of salt
Dash of cayenne (optional)
Fresh ground black pepper to taste
Stevia to taste 

Combine all ingredients in food processor. Puree until smooth. Pour over
fresh arugula or green salad. Garnish with sliced strawberries and freshly
ground black pepper.
Makes 1 serving (1 fruit) 

Savory Dill Dressing/Marinade 
Fresh dill minced
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
2 tablespoon chicken or vegetable broth
½ teaspoon Old Bay seasoning mix
Salt and pepper to taste 

Combine ingredients, allow the flavors to marinate for 30 minutes or more
and serve as a marinade for fish or a dressing for vegetables or salad. For
use as a marinade, double or triple the recipe as needed.
Makes 1 serving 


Orange Tarragon Marinade  
¼ cup chicken or vegetable broth
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar (tarragon vinegar infusion page 46)
½ orange juiced
1 clove of garlic crushed and minced
1 teaspoon fresh tarragon chopped
¼ teaspoon onion powder
Salt and pepper to taste 

Combine liquid ingredients with spices and cook on low heat for 3 minutes.
Remove from heat and cool. Marinate chicken or fish for 20 minutes or
more. Cook chicken or fish in remaining marinade. Deglaze the pan
periodically with a little water. Save the sauce and add apple cider vinegar
to make additional dressing for a salad. Serve over a mixed green salad or
with other vegetable.
Makes 1 serving (1 fruit) 

Tarragon Vinegar  
¼ cup apple cider vinegar
Fresh tarragon 

Combine vinegar with fresh tarragon in a lidded jar. Crush or roll the
tarragon slightly to release the flavor. Allow flavors to infuse into the
vinegar overnight or up to a week. Use as a marinade for fish or as the
base for a dressing. Add salt and pepper to taste.
Makes multiple servings 


Citrus Ginger Dressing/Marinade 
1 tablespoon lemon juice
2 tablespoons orange juice
1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
1 tablespoon Bragg’s liquid aminos
Ginger fresh or ground to taste
Salt and fresh black pepper to taste
Stevia to taste 

Combine spices with liquid ingredients. Enjoy over salad or double the
recipe for use as a marinade. Warm slightly to enhance the flavors.
Makes 1-2 serving (1 fruit) Serve with additional orange slices to complete a fruit serving. 

Teriyaki Sauce 
½ cup beef or chicken broth
¼ cup Bragg’s liquid aminos
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
Orange juice (Juice from 3 segments)
¼ cup lemon juice
1 tablespoon finely minced onion
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
½ teaspoon powdered ginger or grated fresh ginger
1 clove finely minced garlic
Lemon and/or orange zest to taste
Stevia to taste 

Combine all ingredients in a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce
heat and simmer for 20 minutes or until liquid is reduced. The longer you
simmer the richer the flavors. As the liquid reduces, deglaze the pan with a
little water or broth to intensify the flavors. Enjoy as a glaze or sauce with
chicken or beef.
Makes 1-2 servings (1 fruit) 

Horseradish Marinade/Dipping Sauce 
¼ cup beef broth
1 teaspoon of horseradish or to taste
½ teaspoon garlic powder
¼ teaspoon paprika 

Whisk the ingredients together and heat the sauce in a small saucepan.
Pour into dipping bowl or use as a sauce or marinade and enjoy with beef dishes.
Makes 1-2 servings 

Ketchup 
3 ounces tomato paste
3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
¼ teaspoon celery salt
½ teaspoon paprika
¼ teaspoon mustard powder
Pinch of nutmeg and clove
Pinch of black pepper
¼ teaspoon garlic powder
¼ teaspoon onion powder
Stevia or to taste 

Dissolve spices in vinegar and lemon juice. Add tomato paste and mix
thoroughly. Add additional lemon juice, vinegar or a little water until
desired consistency is reached.
Makes 2 or more servings (1 vegetable) 

Marinara Sauce 
4 large tomatoes or as many as you want if you wish to increase the recipe
1 cup chicken or vegetable broth
1 6 ounce can tomato paste
1 tablespoon dried basil or fresh rolled and chopped basil to taste
2 tablespoons minced onion
2 cloves of garlic crushed and minced
1 teaspoon dried oregano
Salt and pepper to taste
Cayenne pepper to taste
Pinch of marjoram 

Chop tomatoes or puree in a food processor for a smoother texture, add
spices and heat in a saucepan. Allow to slow cook for 30 minutes to an
hour. Allow the liquid to reduce or add additional water to achieve desired
consistency.
Makes 2 or more servings (1 vegetable) 

Tomato Picante Dressing 
1 medium tomato chopped
1 8 ounce can tomato sauce
1 clove garlic crushed and chopped
1 teaspoon mustard powder
2 tablespoons lemon juice
½ teaspoon ground cumin
½ teaspoon chili powder
Pinch cayenne pepper
Salt and black pepper to taste
Apple cider vinegar to taste 

Put tomato and garlic into food processor and puree. Add mustard, lemon
juice, cumin, chili powder, cayenne, and salt and tomato sauce. Blend until
smooth. Transfer to a jar and refrigerate. Stir before using.
Makes 2-4 servings (1 vegetable) 

Homemade Mustard 
2 tablespoons ground mustard powder
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon onion powder
½ teaspoon ground ginger
½ teaspoon grated horseradish (optional)
½ cup apple cider vinegar
¼ cup water
1 tablespoon lemon juice
Stevia to taste 

Mix ingredients together thoroughly, heat in a saucepan for 2-3 minutes.
Pack warm mustard into a jar and top with lemon juice. Mustard will last up
to two weeks in the refrigerator. Add water as needed for consistency.
Makes 1-2 servings 

Grapefruit Vinaigrette 
Juice of 3 segments of grapefruit
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar (optional)
Stevia to taste 

Combine juices and vinegar together. Add stevia to taste. Pour over mixed
green salad and top with remaining grapefruit segments. Use as a marinade for
fish, shrimp or chicken. Add salt and fresh ground pepper.
Makes 1-2 servings (1 fruit) 

Tomato Basil Vinaigrette 
3 tablespoons tomato paste
3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
2 tablespoons lemon juice
¼ cup water, chicken or vegetable broth
1 tablespoon minced onion
½ teaspoon garlic powder
½ teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon dried basil or fresh rolled and sliced basil leaves to taste
1/8 teaspoon oregano
Cayenne pepper to taste
Stevia to taste 

Combine ingredients in a small saucepan and heat slightly to a boil. Adjust
liquid to desired consistency by adding a little more water or broth. Remove
from heat and chill. Enjoy over salad with fresh ground black pepper.
Makes 2-3 servings (1 vegetable) 

Italian Vinaigrette 
½ cup chicken or vegetable broth
2 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon organic Italian herb spice blend
2 tablespoons finely minced onion
½ teaspoon garlic powder
½ teaspoon onion powder 

Combine ingredients in small saucepan. Simmer on low heat for 5 minutes
to combine flavors. Remove from heat, chill, and serve as a dressing or use
as a marinade.
Makes 2 or more servings

Phase 3 modifications: Add olive oil or omit the lemon juice and stir in sour
cream or mayonnaise to make creamy Italian dressing. 

Hot Cajun Dressing/Dipping Sauce
3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
1 tablespoon lemon juice
Dash of garlic powder
Dash of onion powder
Cayenne pepper to taste
Salt and black pepper to taste
¼ teaspoon Old Bay seasoning mix (optional)
Stevia (optional) 

Combine ingredients in small bowl and pour over salad. You can also serve
this as a dipping sauce or marinade for vegetables or fish.
Makes 1-2 servings 


Salsa 
1 cup fresh chopped tomato
3 tablespoons lemon juice
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar (optional)
2 cloves garlic crushed and minced
2 tablespoons finely chopped onion
¼ teaspoon chili powder
¼ teaspoon fresh or dried oregano
Cayenne pepper to taste
Fresh chopped cilantro
Salt and pepper to taste 

Puree ingredients in food processor for smooth salsa or chop ingredients by
hand for chunkier salsa. Add spices and chill in the refrigerator for 10 minutes
or more to allow flavors to blend.
Makes 1-2 serving (1 vegetable)

Phase 3 modifications: Add chopped jalapeno or chipotle peppers. Mix
with avocado to make guacamole. Serve salsa over a block of cream cheese
as a dip for vegetables. 

Barbeque Sauce 
3 ounces tomato paste
¼ cup apple cider vinegar
3 tablespoons lemon juice
1 tablespoon hot sauce
1 tablespoon minced onion
3 cloves garlic crushed and minced
¼ teaspoon chili powder
Liquid smoke hickory flavoring to taste
½ teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
½ teaspoon garlic powder
½ teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon chopped parsley
Stevia to taste (Try a touch of dark chocolate liquid stevia for added flavor)
Cayenne pepper to taste
Salt and pepper to taste
Water as needed to achieve desired consistency 

In a small saucepan, combine all ingredients. Mix well and bring to a boil.
Reduce heat and simmer for at least 5 minutes adding a little water to
achieve desired consistency and to make sure it doesn’t burn. Use as a
barbeque sauce for chicken or beef.
Makes 1-2 servings (1 vegetable) 

Marinated Apple Relish 
1 apple finely minced
1 stalk of celery minced (optional)
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon minced red onion
Dash of Worcestershire sauce
Salt and pepper to taste
Stevia to taste 

Mix apples and celery together. Dissolve spices into liquid ingredients and
pour over the apple mixture. Mix well and allow ingredients to marinate for
30 minutes or longer to allow flavors to blend.
Makes 1 serving (1 fruit, 1 vegetable) 

Sweet Wasabi Dipping Sauce/Marinade 
¼ teaspoon wasabi powder or to taste (Japanese horseradish)
2 or more tablespoons Bragg’s liquid aminos
1 tablespoon lemon juice
Stevia to taste 

Mix wasabi into Bragg’s and add lemon juice and stevia to taste.
Makes 1 serving 

Sweet Orange Dressing 
Juice of 3 orange juice segments
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar (optional)
¼ teaspoon ginger powder
Pinch of turmeric
Pinch of orange zest
Stevia to taste 

Dissolve spices and stevia in juice mixture. Heat the dressing slightly in a
saucepan then chill until ready to use. You may double the recipe for a
marinade. Serve with remaining orange slices.
Makes 1 serving (1 fruit) 

French Dressing 
¼ cup beef broth
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 clove garlic crushed and minced
¼ teaspoon horseradish or to taste
½ teaspoon paprika
1/8 teaspoon mustard powder
Cayenne pepper to taste
Stevia to taste 

Dissolve spices in broth, vinegar and lemon juice. Mix well and heat
slightly in small saucepan. Chill and serve over mixed greens or vegetables.
Makes 2 servings 

Sweet and Spicy Mustard Dressing 
2 tablespoons homemade mustard recipe (page 50)
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 tablespoon Bragg’s liquid aminos
Pinch of turmeric
1 clove garlic finely minced
1 tablespoon minced onion
Stevia to taste
Water to desired consistency 

Dissolve spices in liquid ingredients. Mix thoroughly and heat slightly in a
saucepan. Add a little water or extra vinegar to create desired consistency.
Makes 1-2 servings 


Lemon Pepper Marinade 
4 tablespoons lemon juice
3 tablespoons chicken or vegetable broth
Salt and black pepper to taste
Stevia to taste (optional) 

Mix ingredients together. Marinate protein for 20 or more minutes.
Makes 1-2 servings 

Spicy Orange Sauce 
½ orange rolled and slightly juiced with rind
½ lemon slightly juiced and with rind
½ cup water
1 tablespoon minced green onion
1 clove crushed garlic
¼ teaspoon ginger powder
¼ teaspoon garlic powder
Pinch of orange and lemon zest
Pinch of cayenne pepper
Stevia to taste 

In a small saucepan add slightly juiced orange with rind and ½ lemon with
rind to water. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer adding water as
needed. Simmer until the pulp comes out of the rinds. Scrape out the pulp
and discard the rinds. Continue stirring and reducing down the liquid by
half until desired consistency is reached. Add onion, stevia and spices. Add
chicken, white fish or beef and sauté or pour spicy orange sauce over desired
cooked protein. Serve with remaining orange slices for garnish.
Makes 1-2 servings (1 fruit) 

Tarragon and Garlic Marinade 
2-3 sprigs of fresh tarragon
½ cup of apple cider vinegar
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 cloves of garlic crushed and minced
1 tablespoon diced onion
1 teaspoon salt
Fresh ground black pepper 

Pour vinegar and lemon juice into a lidded jar. Add sprigs of tarragon,
garlic, onion, and spices. Marinate overnight or up to a week. Enjoy with
fish, chicken, or as a marinade or dressing.
Makes 1-2 servings