BAYFOOD COOKS: So, The Mindy Project comes back on today, and what better way to watch the show than by eating a Kal(e)ing salad? HA. Get it? Yeah. I know, it was lame. And besides, I’m pretty sure Mindy Lahiri wouldn’t want to be eating a salad, but rather a bear claw or a slice of pizza. I would too, tbh.
But seriously, I tried kale and I’ve decided it’s super over-hyped. While it has some nutrients I actually really need since my medicines depletes me of them, I feel like kale tastes like grass. So, I just decides to put a yummy dressing over it to help mask the grassy flavor. This salad had kale, spinach, avocado, cucumber, boiled egg, and feta with a homemade dressing.
I usually just make dressing for myself since no one else eats it lol, so you can always double it if you want it for more than one person. I usually have leftovers anyway. I made my own version of a “Green Goddess” dressing:
LOW(ER) FAT GREEN GODDESS DRESSING
- 1/4 cup plain yogurt (can be nonfat or lowfat, depending on your preference)
- 1-2 tablespoons Best Foods Light Mayonnaise
- 1/8 cup chopped fresh parsley
- 1/2 tablespoon vinegar
- 1/2 tablespoon chopped scallions
- 1/4 teaspoon dried dill
- 1/2 tablespoon lemon juice
- Salt (optional) and Pepper to taste
Using more yogurt instead of mayonnaise helps cut out unhealthy fats and I think it tastes better since you don’t have just that mayonnaise taste and oily consistency. I was happy with my results; it was pretty good! The dill was also stronger than I thought; I forgot dried herbs can be a lot! But I really liked the flavor since I haven’t utilized dill in a long time. It was nice having a thick dressing for once instead of a vinaigrette for a change after so long. I tend to stay away from the creamy dressings anyway since they contain more sodium.
Whenever I make this dressing, I sometimes switch it up, like using chives or something else that’s green and around, lol. It all tastes really nice with those grassy leaves and eggs!
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