Creamy Lemon Herb Dressing
LivFarms’ Creamy Lemon Herb dressing is infused with fresh lemon juice, olive oil, parsley, dill, and honey. The tanginess of the yogurt and lemon is beautifully balanced by the herbal notes of parsley and dill, creating a dressing that is both invigorating and soothing. The olive oil adds a smooth richness, while the honey provides a subtle sweetness that rounds out the flavors. This dressing's creamy texture and balanced flavor profile make it an excellent companion to the tender and slightly sweet leaves of LivFarms’ Green Leaf lettuce. To enhance the salad, consider adding sliced cucumbers for crunch, cherry tomatoes for a burst of juiciness, and avocado slices for a creamy contrast. A sprinkle of crumbled feta cheese could also add a delightful texture making the salad a harmonious blend of flavors and textures.
- 1/2 cup greek yogurt
- 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, finely chopped
- 1 tablespoon fresh dill, finely chopped
- 1 teaspoon honey
- salt and pepper to taste
- In a bowl, combine ½ cup greek yogurt, 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice, and 2 tablespoons olive oil.
- Add 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh parsley and 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh dill to the mixture.
- Drizzle in 1 teaspoon of honey for sweetness.
- Season the dressing with salt and pepper to taste.
- Whisk all the ingredients together until well combined.
- Refrigerate the dressing for at least 30 minutes before serving to allow the flavors to meld.
Dill brings a distinct and refreshing flavor profile to the dressing, characterized by a delicate blend of citrusy, grassy, and slightly anise like notes. Its aromatic nature complements the zesty freshness of lemon and the creaminess of Greek yogurt. In a salad with LivFarms lettuce, incorporating dill into the dressing adds a burst of herbaceousness, making the salad an invigorating and delightful culinary experience. Nutritionally, dill is a good source of vitamins A and C, manganese, and iron. It contains flavonoids with antioxidant properties, contributing to cellular health. Dill also contains essential oils, such as d-carvone and limonene, which may have antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory effects. By incorporating dill into the Creamy Lemon Herb Dressing, you not only elevate the taste of your salad but also introduce an herb with various nutritional benefits. Health benefits of dill include its potential to aid digestion, provide relief from insomnia, and offer antioxidant support. Dill has traditionally been used to alleviate digestive issues, and its essential oils may help relax the digestive tract. Additionally, the flavonoids and monoterpenes in dill contribute to its potential antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, supporting overall wellbeing. Enjoying dill in the Creamy Lemon Herb Dressing not only enhances the flavor but also adds an herb with potential health promoting properties to your salad.