Creamy Balsamic Dressing

creamy balsamic dressing I love trying new recipes. My new favorite dressing recipe this month is Creamy Balsamic Dressing. It is really low in sodium, fat and calories compared to most other creamy dressing. Since it is easy to make and much better than any bottled dressing I can’t help but love it! Scroll down for the simple recipe for Creamy Balsamic Dressing and a couple recipes for ways to incorporate this tasty dressing into your menu.

Simple! Whisk ingredients below together. Tastes even better if you chill in the refrigerator for a few hours.

  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1/2 tbsps dijon mustard
  • 1/2 tbsps honey
  • 3 tbsps yogurt
  • 1/2 tbsp olive oil

Green Salad. Toss together ingredients below and top with Creamy Balsamic. I love to serve this with grilled salmon.

  • balsamic green salad1 head romaine, rinsed and chopped
  • 1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 16 oz. black ripe olives
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 cucumber thinly sliced

Creamy Balsamic Pasta Salad with Vegetables

creamy balsamic pasta saladIngredients:

  • 16 oz. cooked pasta such as rotelli
  • 1 container cherry or grape tomatoes, halved
  • 16 oz. black ripe olives
  • 1 cucumber peeled and chopped
  • 1/2 red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 1 carrot cut into matchsticks
  • 1/2 fresh basil, chopped (optional)
  • 2 cups diced cooked chicken breast (optional)

Directions:

Cook pasta according to package directions. Chill. Toss together with other ingredients and one recipe Creamy Balsamic Dressing.

Creamy Balsamic Chicken

creamy balsamic chickenAnother great way to use Creamy Balsamic Dressing recipe above is with chicken. It is also good with Salmon, but I personally prefer the simple grilled flavor of salmon with a green salad on the side topped with Creamy Balsamic. To make Creamy Balsamic Chicken simply pour the dressing over the chicken breasts before you bake or even use it in the crock pot. You could also marinade overnight and then grill.  This chicken is so flavorful and pairs well with a whole grain like Brown Rice or Farro.

Our family favorite grain is by far Farro. If you haven’t tried Farro just yet you should! It is much like a fluffy brown rice. The flavor is so good and it has fast become our favorite! While we don’t always carry Farro we would be happy to special order it for you if it is currently out of stock. I buy it in bulk for my family.

Enjoy!

Advertisements

About Rachel

Owner @ Brown Box Organics.
This entry was posted in Basil, Carrot, Chicken, Cucumber, Lettuce, Onion, Peppers, Slow Cooker, Tomato and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s