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Saturday, July 21, 2012

Balsamic & Lemon Yogurt Dressing

I love eating a salad for lunch. This is not only because it's healthy and delicious, but I don't feel as guilty splurging on breakfast or dinner. Because let's be honest, breakfast and dinner trump lunch. 

But have you ever reached for a salad at the grocery store, only to glance at the nutrion label and think, "Holy jeeze. This salad isn't as good for me as I thought." too. I blame the dressing. 

Because of this, when I make a salad at home, I always make my own dressing. Doing this ensures the amount of oil/sodium/sugar in the dressing, which ultimately plays a huge role in the healthiness of my salad.

So, to ensure you are enjoying a healthy, delicious salad, here is my favorite dressing to make! It's tangy and creamy, and goes with just about any kind of ingredients you want to through in your salad. Make a batch of it and have plenty to use later! 

You need:
1 & 1/2 cup plain greek yogurt (I used Trader Joe's)
1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
juice from 1/2 of a lemon
1 tsp powdered sugar
2 cloves of minced garlic

Throw yogurt in a bowl. Don't be temped to lick your fingers. Plain's not good alone.

Add lemon juice, balsamic vinegar.

Add sugar and garlic. Add salt, pepper and basil to taste. I like quite a bit of pepper and basil.

Throw it in a jar to save for future salads!



  1. Oh my gosh this looks so delicious!

  2. Oh, that looks so delicious. I especially love dressing that include greek yoghurt, as I seem to want to add greek yoghurt to everything! Breakfast cereals, curries, you name it! ;)

    Melissa @ Melicious


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