We eat quite a few salads as side dishes during the week so I always try to keep homemade salad dressing on hand (the last thing I want to do while cooking a whole meal is whip up a salad dressing if I can help it!). We like to try different salad dressing recipes but since we're not big fans of creamy dressings, it's always a oil-vinegar combination. However, I was intrigued by a creamy cilantro dressing recipe that I found. We love all the ingredients in it (cilantro, nonfat yogurt, garlic and olive oil) so I decided to give it a try.
It ended up being surprisingly good! I definitely had a generous hand when it came to pouring this over my salad and even dipped red bell peppers and carrots sticks in it the next day. It was also a cinch to make as you just throw everything in the food processor. I kept mine in a sealed glass jar (ok, a washed out almond butter jar because I'm cheap) which made it easy to store in the fridge for future uses. We served it with a simple salad of romaine and spinach, the side dish for these delicious enchiladas verde.
Happy Labor Day!
|As you can tell, I haven't decided about next weekend's meals!|
Creamy Cilantro Dressing
Taken from: Pinch of Yum
Makes 4ish servings
- 1 bunch cilantro (about 1 cup packed)
- 1 clove garlic
- 3 tablespoons plain yogurt (I used nonfat)
- 2 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 teaspoon honey
- 1 teaspoon lime juice
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon sugar (optional)
- 3 teaspoons water (optional, I omitted)
- Place all ingredients in a food processor and pulse until smooth.
- Taste and adjust seasonings to your liking. Add the sugar if you want it a little sweeter. You can also add water depending on how thick you want the dressing to be.