Monica's favorite
dressing & salad making gear
This is so convenient! I can measure, shake, refrigerate, and pour from this one container.
I have several of these versatile little pitchers that I use for serving condiments, sauce, gravy, syrup, & salad dressing.
After owning 2 other kinds, this is hands-down the best for washing and drying salad greens and herbs.
Creamy and delicious, but lighter in calories and fat than the regular version.
Also available: regular coconut milk
This vinegar adds a flavorful tang to salad dressings.
I use this flavorful, versatile, healthy oil in much of my cooking.

Coconut Milk, Yogurt, & Chive Salad Dressing

A healthy, creamy, sweet & tangy combo for dressing salad greens, drizzling on tomatoes, or tossing with cold pasta and veggies.


Creamy Coconut Milk Salad Dressing

By Monica              makes 1-1/4 cups
This has a creamy blend of flavors-- a hint of sweetness from the coconut milk with a tang from the yogurt and vinegar. Use it to dress salad greens, drizzle over sliced tomatoes, or toss with cold pasta and veggies.

This has a creamy blend of flavors-- a hint of sweetness from the coconut milk with a tang from the yogurt and vinegar. Use it to dress salad greens, drizzle over sliced tomatoes, or toss with cold pasta and veggies.

Ingredients
  • 3/4 cups canned coconut milk*
  • 3 tablespoons Greek yogurt
  • 3 tablespoons white balsamic vinegar
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh chives
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

Directions
Add all ingredients to bottle or jar; put on lid and shake well. Or, whisk together in a bowl. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving; best the next day. Will keep in fridge for up to 5 days.

Use to dress salad greens, drizzle over sliced tomatoes, or toss with cold pasta and veggies. Garnish with additional chopped chives, if desired.

NUTRITIONAL INFO (for 1 tablespoon of salad dressing using regular canned coconut milk and low-fat Greek yogurt): 28.8 calories, 2.9g fat, .3g carbs, 0g fiber, .2g protein; Weight Watchers PointsPlus = 1 point

*Canned coconut milk is found in the Asian aisle of most grocery stores. You may use the lite version for reduced calories and fat, if desired. Coconut milk beverage sold in tall cartons is diluted and not recommended for this recipe.


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Coconut milk has a rich, creamy flavor with a hint of sweetness, making it a great base for salad dressing. I've added some tang with Greek yogurt (you can sub a non-dairy yogurt, if you like) and white balsamic vinegar. This sweet, tangy combo with a sprinkle of chives makes for a complex flavor that is great for dressing your favorite salad greens.

I just love it when a food I love that was previously on the no-no list health-wise suddenly gets a thumbs up from nutritionists. Coconut milk has joined that group in recent years. Long considered to be bad for us, it is now touted for it's numerous health benefits

Nutritional information (for 1 tablespoon of salad dressing using regular canned coconut milk and low-fat Greek yogurt): 28.8 calories, 2.9g fat, .3g carbs, 0g fiber, .2g protein; Weight Watchers PointsPlus = 1 point

This dressing is a snap to make. Just throw the ingredients into a jar or bottle, shake it well, and your done! I make this in a salad dressing bottle that has measurements on the side so I can easily mix, store, and pour from the same container. 
(view salad dressing shaker on Amazon)

Ingredient list:

  • Canned coconut milk -- Found in the Asian aisle of most grocery stores. Use the lite version for reduced calories and fat, if desired. Coconut milk beverage sold in tall cartons is diluted and not recommended for this recipe. (view on Amazon)
  • Greek yogurt -- Substitute a non-diary yogurt, if desired.
  • White balsamic vinegar (view on Amazon)
  • Garlic powder
  • Ground black pepper
  • Kosher salt
  • Fresh chives, minced
  • Extra-virgin olive oil (view on Amazon)

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Let the dressing chill in the fridge for at least a couple of hours before tossing it with salad greens, drizzling it over sliced tomatoes, or mixing it with cold pasta and veggies. 

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Creamy Coconut Milk Salad Dressing
By Monica              Servings: makes 1-1/4 cups
Ingredients
  • 3/4 cups canned coconut milk*
  • 3 tablespoons Greek yogurt
  • 3 tablespoons white balsamic vinegar
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh chives
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
Directions
Add all ingredients to bottle or jar; put on lid and shake well. Or, whisk together in a bowl. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving; best the next day. Will keep in fridge for up to 5 days.

Use to dress salad greens, drizzle over sliced tomatoes, or toss with cold pasta and veggies. Garnish with additional chopped chives, if desired.

NUTRITIONAL INFO (for 1 tablespoon of salad dressing using regular canned coconut milk and low-fat Greek yogurt): 28.8 calories, 2.9g fat, .3g carbs, 0g fiber, .2g protein; Weight Watchers PointsPlus = 1 point

*Canned coconut milk is found in the Asian aisle of most grocery stores. You may use the lite version for reduced calories and fat, if desired. Coconut milk beverage sold in tall cartons is diluted and not recommended for this recipe.
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Posted on Friday, June 29th, 2012








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