You can skip the salad dressing aisle at the grocery store from now on, I've got some big news for you. Making your own salad dressings and dips are so ridiculously simple and taste so much better that you'll be kicking yourself for buying the jarred stuff. If simplicity and taste haven't convinced you, how about the cost? Pennies on the dollar. You can make several different types of dressings and dips to suite your cravings using stuff you most likely already have in your fridge and cupboard.
This month over at Recipe Redux we are focusing on home made staples that you usually or used to buy from the grocery store. I've been making my own dressings, dips and marinades for as long as I can remember.
a) because it infuriated my when I had to throw away half used bottles of marinades or dressings meant for a salad I made seldomly.
b) I started reading the ingredient list on the back of the bottles and it scared the crap out of me.
and c) and I'm totally serious, home made dressings taste 1000 times better than any bottled up stuff.
TIME 5 MINUTES YIELDS 2 CUPS
1 cup Plain, Fat Free Greek Yogurt
1/2 of an avocado
1/2 cup Whole Grain, Dijon Mustard
1/4 cup local, *unfiltered, Raw honey
1/2 lemon, juiced
pinch of salt
In a small food processor ( I love my hand controlled one for stuff like this!) blend all ingredients till smooth and creamy. Use as a dip for veggies (great for parties) or as a salad dressing.
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