Plain Greek Yogurt tastes gross. There, I said it.
When something can be frequently used as a replacement for sour cream, I tend to avoid eating it out of the container with a spoon.
That being said, it has a tart smoothness that naturally makes it an excellent base for many delicious snacks. Covered with blueberries, a drizzle of honey, a dash of flax or chia seeds… mixed with apples and cinnamon… in a pinch (and I mean a real pinch), I’ve even used it to replace the ricotta cheese in lasagna. Surely something that’s this rich and creamy must be bad for you!
Oh no, my friends, no it is not. It is PACKED with vitamins, and is an excellent source of protein. AND most brands aren’t as full of sugar as many other ‘healthy’ yogurts.
This dressing is quite thick, perfect for mashing into your salad with a fork. I didn’t want to dilute the greek yogurt too much, because I like thicker dressings on my salads anyway (mmm guacamole!). But if you want to make it thinner, just thin it with a little milk.
First you need to dump your yogurt in a bowl. (and then take pictures of it, because those dill and chive sprigs are just way too pretty).
It kind of hurt me to cut them up.
But cut them up I did, and tossed them on top of the yogurt!
If you are able to find tahini (I was not – the one downside to living in rural Nova Scotia, curse you Foodland! Your shelves are not as bountiful as your name implies!), I recommend you use that. Peanut butter or almond butter will do, but it will taste slightly different. You can also make your own tahini if you are ambitious. I was not, so peanut butter it is!
Some lime juice and some olive oil and stir until everything is all combined. Taste test for quality. With a giant spoon. I will not judge you if you take two spoonfuls. Even three.
This dressing is rich and creamy…
But completely refreshing…
The perfect topper for any delicious salad!
(Don’t worry, that delicious-looking bowl of deliciousness is going to be Thursday’s recipe!)
- 1 cup Plain Greek Yogurt
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh chives
- 2 tbsp chopped fresh dill
- 1/2 tbsp tahini (or 1 tbsp peanut or almond butter - this will effect the taste)
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tbsp lime juice
- OPTIONAL: 1/4 cup milk (to thin it out - I prefer it thick!)
In a bowl, mix Greek Yogurt, chives, dill, tahini, olive oil and lime juice with a spoon.
If you desire a thinner dressing, add milk.
Serve over your favourite salad!