I take my veggies very seriously. Some people feel that a meal isn't a meal without a slab of meat; I feel that a meal isn't a meal without a big portion of vegetables. I have to admit that the prep time involved in washing, chopping, and seasoning vegetables isn't exactly conducive to making them an easy part of one's diet. I prepare my CSA box every Wednesday by pre-washing and chopping everything. And every once in a while, I'll make a batch of homemade dressing to use throughout the week.
This dressing came about when I was craving an unusual way to dress my veggies. The fresh flavor of the oranges complements the assertiveness of cilantro so well. This salad dressing goes with just about anything. It is wonderful on romaine lettuce, beets, or shredded carrots with some added parsley. We have been eating it all week and every time everyone at the table raves about it.
|Cilantro Orange Creamy Dressing|
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup lowfat sour cream
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
1 garlic clove, minced
2 green onions, chopped 1/4 cup
1 tablespoon apple-cider vinegar
1 tablespoon GF soy sauce
1/4 cup fresh orange juice
1 teaspoon orange zest
1/4 cup chopped orange pieces, peeled and seeds removed
1/2 tablespoon honey
Place all the ingredients into a food processor and pulse until well combined. Transfer the dressing into a jar and refrigerate for future use. It will keep for up to one week.
Here are more wonderful salads for you to enjoy:
Cranberry Apple Salad Dressing
Roasted Beet Salad with Creamy Orange Dressing