This post was sponsored by Stonyfield in partnership with Taylor Farms Organic. All opinions are my own and I thank my sponsors for sending me their delicious products!
Summertime means salad time. Salad is our light, no-cook and go-to meal when the temperature is rising. Summer is when my wonderful neighbor brings over bouquets of his homegrown lettuce varieties. I’m lucky to have a neighbor with an amazing green thumb because his lettuce always tastes amazing. The only brand of packaged salad that I have discovered comes close to my neighbor’s homegrown variety is Taylor Farms Organic. They sent me several packages of the kale medley which had kale, spinach, chard and carrots. It was great for salads, but also as sauteed as a side dish. The kale medley was super fresh and delicious. A lot of times, packaged salad mixes will look and taste wilted, so I was happy that these were not.
Salad without dressing is a travesty in my family. I grew up thinking that there was only one kind of dressing – Thousand Island. When I discovered that there were many varieties of salad dressing, I was always wanting to try some dressing I had never had before. After I married my husband, I discovered his love for Caesar salad and I got to try Caesar dressing for the first time. Now, after over a decade together, I finally got the courage and perfect opportunity to make my own homemade Caesar dressing, but with a Stonyfield Greek yogurt twist.
Here’s what you need to make your Stonyfield Greek yogurt Caesar dressing:
- 1/2 cup Stonyfield Greek yogurt
- 1/2 – 3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 1-2 Tbsp. Dijon mustard, or spicy brown if you don’t have Dijon on hand
- 2-3 Tbsp. minced garlic
- 2 Tbsp. red wine vinegar
- 2 Tbsp. lemon juice
- 2 Tbsp. olive oil
Start with the Stonyfield Greek yogurt and then mix in the cheese, mustard, garlic, vinegar, lemon juice and olive oil. Mix or shake in a jar. I like my dressing on the garlicky side, so I added 3 full Tbsp. of garlic. My husband thought it was a little too much. I also didn’t add anchovy paste or anchovies since I’m not a huge fan of them. You can add a teaspoon or two if you want.
Once the dressing is all mixed, spoon onto your Taylor Farms Organic kale medley and add some of your other favorite summer vegetables for the perfect summer lunch or dinner. Happy summer!