330g/ 10oz. Greek Yogurt
2 tbsp. Olive oil
1/2 lemon Lemon
1 clove Garlic
fre branches Dill
1 tsp. Salt
1 tsp. Pepper
Summer started, the weather is changing, and so does my cooking, in summer we want our food light and fresh, yogurt dressing is one of the better options to dress our salads, dip etc.
Here’s my small secret, add this amazing Greek yogurt dressing to salads, vegetables, dishes like Mujadara or just use it as a dip for a fresh cooling atmosphere.
Heavy dressings have their benefits and I certainly like a good vinaigrette or ranch sauce with my meat and salads, however in the summer I’m leaning towards to fresh Greek yogurt based sauces.
Dill and Yogurt dressing
The dressing will upgrade any salad, chicken or meat, dill, lemon and garlic are major flavor boosters that can pick up the soggy lettuce salad and give it its twist.
The citrus of the lemon along with the Greek yogurt (use only quality yogurt like Chobani, or similar) are a winner combination, so hit me with extra citrus this summer, I can’t do without it.
Preparation of this yogurt dressing takes 5 minutes, and the beauty of it is that we don’t need to make it in advance, only when needed so it keeps on fresh with strong flavors.
I’ve always stayed on the light side when it comes to salad dressing, citrus as you’ve imagined is one of the best dressing a fresh salad needs, with some variations of course but it really brings out the vegetables natural taste to life.
I try to season grain salad with citrus flavor as well, like in the Burghul salad for example, where lemon and olive oil is all that’s needed on order to make a good dressing.
Yogurt dressing is very popular in the middle east as a dip and to accompany heavy dishes like chicken or mujadara, it gives the dish an additional refreshing flavor, go ahead and make it, you’ll get hooked as I did.