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." Yeah...me 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!
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 yogurt...it'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!