Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Creamy Balsamic Vinegarette

Salad is a tough thing to come by here in Uganda. It grows here, really well actually. But it's not something the Ugandans eat. I can sometimes get it from my garden or from a generous friend willing to share.

Since you can't get salad, you also can't get salad dressing. I often make ranch by mixing 1 packet of ranch (I have stocked up on those) with 1 c of milk and 1 c of mayonnaise. I didn't even know you could do that before I moved here!

But recently I have found my favorite homemade salad dressing. I was lucky enough to find a bottle of balsamic vinegar in Kampala ($10 - totally worth it) and this delicious recipe that I can get all the ingredients for. Try it, you'll love it! To me it's just as good as eating in a restaurant...well almost. 

The recipe comes from this website

Creamy Balsamic Greek Yogurt Vinegarette

1/4 c plain greek yogurt (I just used regular plain yogurt)
1/4 c balsamic vinegar
2 T olive oil
1 t dijon mustard (I used regular yellow mustard)
1 T honey
salt and pepper, to taste

Combine all ingredients in a bowl or jar and shake or whisk until combined and smooth. 

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