We eat salads year round here. In Winter, warm salads made with baked and nourishing veggies and in Summer, as it is here now, fresh and simple salads are a staple. With our Summer salads, I like dressings that are light and tangy. My favourite is a very simple yoghurt dressing that I use as an alternative to mayonnaise.
Light & tangy yoghurt dressing.
This dressing works really well with homemade potato salad and coleslaw too. It takes just a few minutes to whip up. All you need for a small salad is 1/3 cup natural unsweetened yoghurt, 1 teaspoon of seeded mustard and 1/2 to a full teaspoon of raw honey. Salt and pepper too if you wish.
Homemade coleslaw with yoghurt dressing.
Homemade Coleslaw: Wash and finely shred cabbage. Chop spring onion, capsicum and celery. Grate carrot. Mix together with yoghurt dressing and chill.
Homemade potato salad with the same yoghurt dressing.
Simple Potato Salad: Wash, chop and steam potatoes until tender but not too soft. (Leave the skin on for extra nutrition and fibre.) Rinse under cold water and drain. Mix through yoghurt dressing. Add some chipped spring onion or chopped chives if you have some. Chill until ready to serve.
On warm Summer evenings, homemade salads made with a tangy and refreshing dressing like this one are perfect for lazy dinners and barbecues. What's your favourite Summer salad or dressing?