There isn't anything much better than a crisp, overflowing salad made with the freshest ingredients to celebrate that summer is right around the corner. Amiright? I could (and probably do) eat a salad most nights of the week during the warmer months. And why shouldn't I? Salads, for the most part, are healthy and full of nutritious ingredients. So many different varieties of greenery is just the first of many options you have when making a salad. I like to mix things up and add grilled chicken, crispy tofu, or diced turkey burgers for a good source of protein, and then go crazy with the endless other toppings: tomatoes, carrots, broccoli, chickpeas, edamame, mushrooms, peppers, avocado, cheese, egg, corn, black beans, raisins, craisins, bacon bits, sunflower seeds, nuts...the list goes on. There is no way you could ever get bored with the countless combinations of ingredients.
AND then you have your choice of dressing. The decisions are almost overwhelming when it comes to dressing--I can't say that I hate it. The dressing is just one more way to add variety to the endless possible salad creations. But if you find yourself having trouble deciding on a dressing, try this easy peasy Homemade Gorgonzola Dressing. Gorgonzola is a type of blue cheese, which, like most blue cheese, has a distinctive bite to it. If you aren't a fan of blue cheese, you could substitute a milder cheese, like feta. But I really encourage you to try this dressing, as it is better than any blue cheese dressing I've had to date.
Go crazy with your salad creations this week. And enjoy whatever concoction you put together with a heaping spoonful of this delightful homemade dressing. Cheers to warmer weather that is *finally* here!
Homemade Gorgonzola Dressing
1/2 cup plain 0% Chobani Greek yogurt
1/2 cup reduced fat mayonnaise
2-3 cloves of garlic, minced
1/4 cup crumbled Gorgonzola cheese
salt and pepper to taste
In a small mixing bowl, add the yogurt and mayonnaise and stir until the ingredients are well mixed. To this, mix in the garlic, salt, and pepper. Lastly, fold in the crumbled Gorgonzola cheese.
Spoon over top of salad or serve on the side. Refrigerate any leftovers for up to 3 days.
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Servings Per Recipe: 4
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 167.4
Total Fat: 11.0 g
Cholesterol: 20.0 mg
Sodium: 350.0 mg
Total Carbs: 7.7 g
Fiber: 0.2 g
Sugars: 4.3 g
Protein: 8.2 g