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Creamy Basil Dressing Recipe

Creamy Basil Dressing Recipe

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. YIELD: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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

2 tablespoons: 76 calories, 5g fat (0 saturated fat), 5mg cholesterol, 430mg sodium, 5g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1/2 starch, 1/2 fat.

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