Creamy Cilantro Yogurt Dressing

Creamy Cilantro Yogurt Dressing

This Creamy Cilantro Yogurt Dressing is fresh and delicious and is perfect on your favorite salad, 
or as a dip for fresh veggies!
Can you believe the first month of 2016 is just about over? Where in the world did January go?! I swear the older I get, the faster time goes. And with teenagers at home, I don't like it one bit! I need to keep them small , ya' know what I mean? Anyway, I digress.

Remember how I told you at the beginning of the month that I was striving to be healthier this year? Well, I'm still working at that, little by little, and things are going well. I'm trying to squeeze a bit more exercise in, and I've been upping the fruit and veggie intake for the whole family. We eat salads with dinner several times a week, but I had always purchased store bought dressings, never made my own at home. Well, up until now.

I got to thinking, why not make your own dressing at home? It's cheaper for one thing, but I can also control what goes in it, and I know all of the ingredients will be fresh. So I did it. A few weeks ago I made this super simple, yet incredibly delicious, Creamy Cilantro Yogurt Dressing. It takes just five ingredients.  You heard me, only FIVE! 

I tossed all of the ingredients into my favorite Ball canning jar, shook it up like crazy (which happens to be a great arm workout!), and BOOM. There it was. A gloriously creamy dressing. We've been putting it on our salads ever since then, and also love to dip our veggies in it. My favorite dippers are sliced bell peppers and cucumbers, but it's perfect with any vegetable.

Got 5 minutes? Well then let's make this dressing!

Creamy Cilantro Yogurt Dressing
Author: Sarah Bates | The Chef Next Door
Serves 4
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Ingredients:
1 cup Stonyfield plain Greek yogurt
2 Tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon chopped fresh cilantro
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 garlic clove, minced
Juice of 1 lemon
Add all of the ingredients to an 8-ounce Ball canning jar and shake vigorously to combine. Serve over your favorite salad or use it as a dip for vegetables.

Bon App├ętit!

Do you make your own salad dressing? Let me know in the comments below!
I am honored to be a member of the Stonyfield Clean Plate Club! This post was created in partnership with Stonyfield and Ball® and all opinions, as always, are my own.