Saw this on Tyler Florence, the "Ultimate" show so can't claim for my own, but he made a ceasar dressing and coated the inside bottom third of the salad dressing bowl and tossed.
I thought why not try this for my own salads - that way I can measure the dressing and know exactly how much I'm getting, plus I can toss to my heart's content and make sure every leaf is covered.
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I always place my salad in a locking lidded bowl. After combining everything I am going to eat, I put my measured dressing (usully 2 tble of low calorie dressing) into the bowl, put the locking lid on, and shake it vigorously.
It spreads the dressing on every piece of the salad, so it seems like there is more dressing.
make salad dressing with mortar and pestle. pound one half clove garlic with course salt. add one tablespoon olive oil. Then mix well with pestle. Add a pinch of sugar and a tiny bit of mustard. Then add 3 large tablespoons of plain yogurt, and two tablesp. vinegar. adjust seasoning
If you use some plain yogurt instead of OIL in the salad dressing, you get a delicious creamy salad dressing
I used to like creamy dressing. I switched to balsamic vinegars. After my salad is completed -minus croutons I put 1/4 cup of cottage cheese in the salad and stir it to spread it around. Then I Spritz the salad with the balsamic vinegar and it make it more like creamy dressing, less fat and adds lean protein and dairy. Pat in Maine.
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