Thursday, September 29, 2011

Lady Sage Dressing

Have you heard of Joy the Baker? She's amazing. And, well, it's no secret that I follow her blog religiously and have made at least half of the recipes she's posted. But as much as I love her, I have to stray away from her recipes just a bit and give them my own little twist (and'll see)

So Joy has this Green Goddess dressing that has always looked so fresh and tasty to me, and, although I love
plain yogurt and use it for just about everything, I'd never ventured to try her dressing...until last night. (and boy, am I happy that I did!) I slathered my corn and avocado salad in it last night, and doused my arugula and chicken salad in it for dinner tonight.

So Joy's dressing is called "Green Goddess Dressing", and since I tweaked the recipe, I only thought it fair to create my own name, right? And Lady Sage seemed fitting. I'm a lady. I love sage (and, yes, I use it in the dressing).

If you eat a lot of salads. or if you don't. Even if you hate salads (really? you hate salads!?) You must try this dressing! It's so easy to make, and even easier to change it to your liking (the only rule is that you have to come up with a creative new name...I just made that rule up now).

Okay, so grab your plain non-fat yogurt, a handful of fresh sage, some fresh basil leaves, your sea salt grinder, pepper, a garlic clove (but don't use the whole thing) and olive oil.

If you're using a food processor, I envy you. I'm sure you can just throw all of that stuff in and watch it pulse. I am using my trusty immersion blender. (You can also do this without either, just mince your ingredients super fine.) Curl up you sage and basil leaves into little torpedoes and dice them, then mince about half the garlic clove. Throw these in the bottom of a blender-safe container. Next, add your yogurt and a little (and I mean little) drizzle of olive oil. Now blend. Grind in some salt and pepper to taste. And then taste it. It's tasty, right? Now put it all in a little mason jar or dressing spout, then pour it freely over your fresh, colorful salad. And save the rest for the next three nights' dinners.

Lady Sage Dressing
1/2 c. plain, non-fat yogurt
4 fresh sage leaves
2 fresh basil leaves
1/2 garlic clove, minced
1/2 Tbs. extra virgin olive oil
salt & pepper, to taste

see Joy's recipe here: Green Goddess Dressing

1 comment:

  1. you've got moves! i love the new name of this dressing! just lovely! thanks for the shout out!