Creamy Balsamic Vinaigrette – Dress up your salads by turning classic balsamic vinaigrette in a healthy creamy balsamic dressing.
Today is my 14th wedding anniversary!! We went out to dinner last night to celebrate. I have to say, I can not believe it has been 14 years. I have known my husband since I was 15 years old, so he has pretty much always been in my life. But at the same time, it doesn’t seem like we have been married for that long. I guess this is what happens when you get old, huh?
This summer when I was in Chicago I was at a salad bar that had a creamy balsamic dressing. Balsamic vinaigrette is my favorite dressing, so I tried it. I immediately became obsessed, and have sought it out everywhere since. Might take the lead over the Southwestern Cobb Salad I love so much.
A salad with half spinach, half romaine lettuce topped with carrots, tomatoes, black olives, sesame seeds, sesame sticks, and grilled chicken topped with creamy balsamic vinaigrette has become my go to lunch over the past 3 months! I finally decided that it was time to make my own salad dressing. I mean, I make my own balsamic vinaigrette all the time, so why not a creamy version. And this way, I can make the creamy part of it as a healthy choice!
So, I took my normal balsamic vinaigrette dressing recipe, and just added a little plain Stonyfield yogurt. That is it. That easy. Makes the perfect salad dressing for just about any salad. I make a batch and then use it all week on side salads for dinner, or for quick lunches. I am kind of obsessed with my new Salad bowl and Serving Spoons from Wayfair. They make serving salads just more fun. I mean, who doesn’t want to just pick up those colorful spoons!
- 2 Tbls Balsamic Vinegar
- 1/4 tsp ground oregano
- 1 tsp Dijon mustard
- 3 1/2 Tbls Olive Oil
- 1/4 cup plain Stonyfield yogurt
- Salt and Pepper to taste
- Combine vinegar, oregano, and mustard in a small bowl. Whisk until well combined. Stir in yogurt. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
- Store in an air tight container in the fridge
Amount Per Serving Calories 122Total Fat 12gSaturated Fat 2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 10gCholesterol 1mgSodium 120mgCarbohydrates 3gFiber 0gSugar 2gProtein 1g