Use this for your salad or as an appetizer dip.
Toss your crisp lettuce leaves into this creamy dressing for a crowd-pleasing summer salad. Yogurt-based dressings and dips are a good way to boost your protein and stay full.
- 1 small clove garlic
- 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
- 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves
- 1 Tbsp. champagne vinegar
- 1/2 cup yogurt
- 2 to 4 Tbsp. olive oil
- 2 Tbsp. feta cheese
- Freshly ground pepper
Place garlic clove and salt in a mortar and pestle. Smash garlic until it’s a paste. Add basil leaves and continue to pound until basil is incorporated into garlic paste.
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Add champagne vinegar and continue to mix. Add yogurt and olive oil, and stir to combine. The mixture should be a creamy green. Add the olive oil and stir with a fork until you reach a salad-dressing consistency. Add feta and a crank or two of black pepper and combine. Adjust seasoning to taste.
Alternatively, you could make this dressing in a food processor or high powered blender. Simply combine all the ingredients and blend until you reach the desired consistency.