Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Recipe for Greek Dressing for Spring Mix Baby Lettuce Blend

Costco sells a great blend of baby lettuce and greens that is called "Spring Mix" (also often called Mesclun Salad Mix). Although I love the lettuce, and eat it often with my friend Mary's dressing mix (olive oil, lime juice, splash of red wine vinegar, salt and pepper) I longed for another dressing blend that would be good with this. (Ok, so I didn't actually long for it, but I did think of it several times.)

This dressing is adapted from a recipe that I saw in Yankee Magazine when I was on Block Island, and I think it tastes fantastic with the very flavorful lettuces in the Spring Mix. The original recipe called for Greek Seasoning, which you could certainly use if you had it, but I wanted to create a recipe that didn't need any specialty ingredients. For a new take on Greek Salad, serve this with the Spring Lettuce Mix and some crumbled feta cheese on top.

Greek Dressing for Spring Mix Baby Lettuce Blend
(makes about 3 cups, original recipe by Kalyn)

1/3 cup lemon juice (I used fresh lemon juice)
1/2 cup mayo or low fat mayo (not fat free)
4 tsp. garlic powder
4 tsp. dried oregano
1 tsp. dried marjoram
1/2 tsp. black pepper
1/2 tsp. salt
2 cups olive oil

In food processor blend together lemon juice, mayo, garlic powder, oregano, marjoram, pepper and salt. Keep processor running and drizzle olive oil in through feed tube, blending until dressing is completely emulsified. It should look slightly green from the dried herbs being blended in.

If you don't have a food processor, you could do this by hand with a whisk, but the food processor was easier. Chill at least 1 hour to let flavors blend.

This keeps well in the refrigerator, but you need to bring the dressing to room temperature before serving.

If you have Greek Seasoning, substitute 3 T Greek Seasoning for the garlic powder, oregano, and marjoram.

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  1. i made this dressing 2nite. yum!!!

  2. I made this dressing tonight as well and this tastes awesome!! Some creamy and lemony. Thanks so much, I felt like cheating today but I didn't and after I ate my salad I just ate a serving of chocolate ricotta mousse and I was good. Thanks so much for the yummy recipe.

  3. Christi, goad you liked the dressing, and congratulations for not cheating! That's an urge that can be hard to resist.


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