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Creamy Basil Dressing Recipe
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Creamy Basil Dressing Recipe

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WHEN I WAS growing up, our supper was not complete without a green salad and my dad's homemade dressing. He never had a written recipe, but the basic ingredients didn't vary. Making the salad was a ritual, and we would watch the process with great anticipation. -Shirley Awood Glaab, Hattiesburg, Mississippi
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons plain yogurt
  • 2 teaspoons minced green onion or chives
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt, optional
  • Salad greens and tomato wedges

Nutritional Facts

2 tablespoon of dressing (prepared with reduced-fat mayonnaise and fat-free yogurt and without salt) equals 76 calories, 5 g fat (0 saturated fat), 5 mg cholesterol, 430 mg sodium, 5 g carbohydrate, 0 fiber, 2 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1/2 starch, 1/2 fat.


  1. In a small bowl, combine the mayonnaise, yogurt, onion, basil and salt if desired; mix well. Serve over greens and tomatoes. Yield: 1/4 cup.
Originally published as Creamy Basil Dressing in Reminisce May/June 2000, p49

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