Friday, July 13, 2007

Creamy Herb Salad Dressing-low cal

This is really delicious, but low in fat and calories. You'll need a stick blender or a regular blender.

1 Cup low-fat cottage cheese
1 tbl dijon mustard
1/4 Cup balsamic vinegar
skim milk to thin mixture
1 garlic clove, finely diced or put through a garlic press
1/2 tsp dry oregano
1/2 tsp dry basil
salt & pepper to taste
1/2 cup or more fresh chopped basil, parsely, and oregano

Place cottage cheese, mustard, garlic, balsamic, salt,pepper, & dry herbs in a container & blend. Taste and add more balsamic if neccessary & blend. Add skim milk to thin the mixture. Add fresh herbs and blend once more briefly. (You don't want to puree the herbs.)

It would be more fattening, but you could eliminate the fresh herbs and add a tbl of worstershire sauce, 1/2 tsp cayenne and blue cheese to make a blue cheese dressing.

For a greek dressing: use lemon juice instead of balsamic, add 1 tbl or more of dill instead of basil, and add feta cheese. Omit the fresh herbs.

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