Come spring and summertime, all I want to eat are salads and fresh fruit. So many of my favorite produce items will soon be in their prime and I love to toss them together in a delicious single salad dish.
I usually do a real simple vinaigrette to top off my salads but I started playing around with ingredients one day and came across something surprisingly delicious. Pesto and yogurt make up the base of this creamy and flavorful dressing while honey and balsamic vinegar add a bit of sweetness. The vinegar and lemon juice round out the dressing with a hint of acidity. It might sound like a whole lot of disparate flavors but this dressing is actually well balanced, absolutely delicious, and totally healthy! When I first threw it all together, I was eating it on toast, crackers, and even straight off the spoon - anyway I could get a little taste more!
- 1/2 cup pesto (store-bought or homemade)
- 4 Tbsp vanilla yogurt
- 2 Tbsp honey
- 2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
- 1 Tbsp lemon juice
- Salt and pepper to taste
1. Mix all ingredient and enjoy!