I thought I'd share this idea for anyone else who's in my boat. In an effort to minimize seed oils from my diet, I had to give up the good ol' jar of mayo and the cheap bottles of Kraft dressings. Homemade salad dressings would be easy, but I HATE oil/vinegar dressings. Creamy dressings or get the heck out. Homemade mayo ain't happening because it would be a waste; we'd never eat it before it goes bad. So I realized that strained yogurt might be a good substitute for mayo, specifically the HWC yogurt
that I make, as opposed to the commercial tart stuff.
I have two recipes so far that I'm hooked on.
Regular yogurt will work here, but it will be tart. I'd cut back on the other acidic ingredients (vinegar, lemon juice).
To strain the yogurt: put a sieve over a bowl. Put a coffee filter over the sieve. Spoon in your yogurt. Cover with plastic wrap. Put it in the fridge for a day or more. Ta-da.
1/2 c strained yogurt
3/4 tsp anchovy paste
1 Tbsp lemon juice
1/2 tsp Dijon mustard
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1/4 c dry grated parmesan cheese
salt, pepper to taste
Creamy Greek Feta Dressing:
1/2 cup strained yogurt
2 oz feta cheese
1/2 tsp each
dried dill, oregano, garlic powder, Worcestershire sauce, apple cider vinegar
I do these in my Magic Bullet and store the leftovers in the fridge. They should be good for a week or so.
Next on my agenda: ranch. Attempt #1 didn't work; it ended up tasting like the Greek dressing minus the feta. I'll buy some actual sour cream for attempt #2.