I love having fresh, homemade salads on hand throughout the week for so many reasons.
They are a great way to get your daily dose of veggies in. Salads don’t take a huge amount of time to prepare. They can be easily taken on the go, without needing to be heated up. And when balanced well, they fill you up without making you feel weighed down. One of the trickiest parts of preparing a salad though can be finding a salad dressing to top your lunch. Sometimes I get tired of the same old basic balsamic vinaigrette recipe, and that’s how this creamy parsley vinaigrette was born!
This salad dressing is cool, creamy, and tangy all at the same time.
It’s got the classic bite of a vinaigrette but the added bonus of Greek yogurt cuts the zing a bit. This creamy parsley vinaigrette has become a staple in our house, especially during peach season. I love to use this dressing to top a peach & burrata salad. It pairs so wonderfully with the mellow and mild burrata!
An added bonus is that this dressing is so easy to whip up.
Based on your preferences, you can add as much or as little garlic as you like. We *love* garlic in my house, so I always add a little more. If you don’t have garlic cloves, garlic powder will do. If you’d rather use mayonnaise or sour cream, those can be swapped as well. Be warned though that mayonnaise may change the flavor a bit. Don’t have honey on hand? No problem! You can use another liquid sweetener like maple syrup or agave! I’d just recommend starting with half the amount noted in the recipe, and then adding more until you get to your desired level of sweetness.