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Creamy Cilantro Dressing

Creamy Cilantro Dressing

by Pam on December 10, 2012

I made a very simple tossed salad last night with romaine, grape tomatoes, avocado, green onion, pumpkin seeds, cotija cheese crumbles, and tortilla crisps on top. I didn’t want to use our regular vinaigrette[1] so I grabbed some cilantro and decided to make, instead of my usual Cilantro-Lime Vinaigrette[2], a creamy cilantro dressing. It turned out very flavorful and delicious and we all, except for my son, loved it.  I used lower fat buttermilk, mayonnaise, and sour cream but I am sure it would be tasty with the regular too. I recommend making it at least 30 minutes prior to serving so the flavors have time to mingle. I served this salad with the Black Bean Soup with Bacon[3] and they paired perfectly together.

Blend together the buttermilk, mayonnaise, sour cream, cilantro, jalapeno, green onion, minced garlic, lime juice, cumin, oregano, sea salt, and freshly cracked pepper, to taste, using an immersion blender until well combined and creamy.  Set aside to let the flavors mingle.

Place some chopped romaine in a serving bowl followed by grape tomatoes, diced avocado, green onion, pumpkin seeds, cotija cheese, and tortilla crisps.  Drizzle the salad with the creamy cilantro dressing then toss to coat evenly.  Serve immediately. Enjoy.



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Creamy Cilantro Dressing




Yield: 8-10

Prep Time: 10 min.

Cook Time: 30 min. for flavors to mingle

Total Time: 40 min.



Ingredients:

1/2 cup of buttermilk
1/4 cup of olive oil mayonnaise
1/4 cup of sour cream
1/4 cup of fresh cilantro, chopped
1 small jalapeno, seeds removed & chopped
1 green onion, chopped
1 clove of garlic, minced
Juice from 1/2 a lime
1/4 tsp cumin
1/4 tsp oregano
Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste

Directions:

Blend together the buttermilk, mayonnaise, sour cream, cilantro, jalapeno, green onion, minced garlic, lime juice, cumin, oregano, sea salt, and freshly cracked pepper, to taste, using an immersion blender until well combined and creamy. Set aside to let the flavors mingle.

Place some chopped romaine in a serving bowl followed by grape tomatoes, diced avocado, green onion, pumpkin seeds, cotija cheese, and tortilla crisps. Drizzle the salad with the creamy cilantro dressing then toss to coat evenly. Serve immediately. Enjoy.



Recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking.net

References

  1. ^ regular vinaigrette (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)
  2. ^ Cilantro-Lime Vinaigrette (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)
  3. ^ Black Bean Soup with Bacon (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)
  4. ^ Print Recipe (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)
  5. ^ Save to ZipList Recipe Box (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)

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As Christmas gets ever closer, if you haven’t got your food sorted, there’s no need to panic – it might be time to cheat! And cheating doesn’t mean poorer quality when you buy from Tesco’s Finest range. Don’t spend time fiddling around with bacon and sausages – buy your pigs already in blankets! Roasties can be hit and miss – make sure yours are always a hit with Finest Goose Fat Roast Potatoes or follow our easy recipe. Add Christmas cake, pud and mince pies to your shopping list and make sure you keep our roast turkey with olde English chestnut stuffing recipe handy and you’re all set for the big day. Happy Christmas! Nichola Palmer – Recipes Editor, goodtoknow

A really big sandwich that is packed full with leftover Christmas turkey, stuffing, sausage and salad leaves. A quick and easy snack for 2 people that will use up any leftovers you might have.

  • Serves: 2
  • Total time: 10 mins
  • Skill level: Easy peasy
  • Costs: Cheap as chips
  • 6 slices granary bread
  • 6 tsp mayonnaise
  • 6 slices cooked turkey
  • 2 tbsp cranberry sauce
  • 4 tsp cooked stuffing
  • 4 cooked chipolatas, halved lengthways
  • 2 handfuls of rocket and chard salad or other leaves
  • 4 cocktail sticks

This sandwich is not just good for leftovers, it’s perfect for festive lunches all the way through December

  1. Spread one side of each piece of bread with the mayonnaise. Top 2 slices of bread with the turkey slices and cranberry sauce.
  2. Put a second slice of bread, mayonnaise-side up, on top, then pile on the stuffing, halved chipolatas and a handful of salad leaves.
  3. Put the last slice of bread on top. Push 2 cocktail sticks into each sandwich to hold them together, then cut the sandwich in half and serve.

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