Thursday, June 30, 2016

The Most Perfect and Simple Yogurt Dressing

This is my go-to dressing right now, coming out of spring with all of the tender vibrant greens. It's amazingly simple but so full flavored! And probiotic packed, bonus. There's also a million variations. Want more of a parm peppercorn/caesar vibe? Add anchovies, extra pepper, and a dash of mustard. Wanna go more green goddess-y? Mince tons of herbs and throw them in there. It's super flexible, super delicious, and you already have all of the ingredients (all 4) at home. Recipe after the jump. (It may even seem a bit anticlimactic- It really is only 4 ingredients. But TRY it.)


Yogurt Salad Dressing

1/3 cup yogurt
1 tb olive oil (maybe a drizzle more)
salt (I probably put in 1/8 to 1/4 ts)
pepper (I counted 9 grinds)

Mix all together until they emulsify and toss together with your tender greens. That's it! The yogurt acts as the vinegar since it's tangy. But then it's so creamy too. The olive oil gives it body.

Puree above with a few anchovies, one clove garlic or small shallot, squirt of dijon mustard, extra pepper.
Mix in minced scallion, mint, and parsley.
I've also thinned the dressing a bit with milk, drizzled it over grilled romaine, and then sprinkled chopped herbs and laid the whole anchovies on top. Chives would be good too in this scenario.

Photography by Scott Rounds.

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