April 02, 2011

Summer Salad with Green Goddess Dressing

I crave salads. Call me weird.

Mixed greens with peppery arugula, grape tomatoes, and cucumbers topped with the Green Goddess Dressing. The dressing is mayonnaise based but lightened up by using a little and mixing it with plain fat free yogurt and the flavor comes from green onions, tarragon, parsley, garlic, and white wine vinegar.

This California classic is delicious and refreshing. I could happily eat this salad every day while on the Flat Belly Diet.

Makes 4 Servings

Stars of the Show:
  • 1/2 cup low-fat plain yogurt
  • 1/4 cup canola mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup fresh Italian parsley, chopped
  • 2 scallions, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh tarragon
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1 package (7 oz) mixed salad greens
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1 cucumber, peeled, halved, seeded, and sliced
And Action:

Combine the yogurt, mayonnaise, parsley, scallions, garlic, vinegar, tarragon, and salt in a food processor. Process until smooth.

Combine the greens, tomato, and cucumber in a large bowl. Toss with the dressing.

Nutritional Information Per Serving:
MUFA: Canola Mayonnaise
Calories: 145
Protein: 3 g
Carbohydrates: 7 g
Fat: 12 g
Cholesterol: 7 mg
Sodium: 203 mg
Fiber: 2 g

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3 comments:

Ang said...

This dressing sounds so yummy!

Carolyn said...

Hey, love the new blog look! Very nice! Great salad too.

Pretend Chef said...

Ang - The dressing was really delicious with the green onions and herbs.

Carolyn - Thank you! The new blog look feels more my style!

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