A Low Fat Creamy Basil Salad Dressing every fridge deserves to have on her shelf
As my salad taste buds are learning to venture beyond the world of iceberg lettuce and French dressing…
And as I am becoming skilled at plugging in my AeroGarden and producing ample amounts of basil despite my very brown thumbs….
Something Different, Something Good
Like kismet, this recipe for a little jar of joy wanders into my life… Homemade Creamy Basil Salad Dressing…
Psst… did you see that I am giving a copy away?
Place 1 chopped Shallot in your blender.
Add 1 chopped Garlic Clove
Add 2/3 Cup Greek Yogurt… it is a thicker yogurt that gives this dressing its low fat base.
Toss in 3 T of Balsamic Vinegar
1 T Lemon Juice
And, 3 T Olive Oil…
Then the recipe calls for 1/2 Cup of Dried Basil… but since I had a crop ;)… I was dying to use it! I used 3 (of the 7) different varieties of basil I had growing in my AeroGarden.
So I harvested as much as I could and threw them in and supplemented with the tube of fresh chopped basil I had in the fridge that I needed to use up.
Last but not least, I seasoned with salt and pepper…
Blend well and pour into a jar…
Light, flavorful dressing
If you like Basil… make some now.
It would compliment a Caprese Salad well…
We used it on basic salad greens with flavorful seasoned tomatoes, fresh mozzarella and garlic croutons and the results were magnificent.
Low Fat Treat
You would never know it is low fat…
like I have said before, Puddie has threatened to drink it from the jar and from the looks of what is left in the fridge, I am beginning to wonder if he did…
It would be good to dip fresh veggies in as well…
if I were the kind of gal that did that…
I’m not, but who knows… a few months ago I wasn’t a gal that regularly ate salads either…
Things and people can change… just sayin’
Low Fat Creamy Basil Salad Dressing
- 1 Shallot Chopped
- 1 Garlic Clove Chopped
- 2/3 Cup Greek Yogurt
- 1 T Lemon Juice
- 3 T Balsamic Vinegar
- 3 T Olive Oil
- Salt and Pepper to Taste
- 1/2 Cup Dried Basil
- Place all ingredients into a blender and blend well.
- Store in sealed container
What is your favorite salad dressing?
Do you have a favorite homemade dressing recipe? Do share!
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