introducing Made by Me Monday! a weekly place to share and write about one of my deepest loves.
i'm kick starting this new endeavor with a little something to wake up your palette. it's quick, easy to put together and wonderfully versatile ~ lemony yogurt and caper dressing. plus, everyone you share it with will want to know where you got it and when you coyly mention that you made it they'll think you're a genius, which, of course, you are and they'll immediately want the recipe and if you give them the recipe, they'll feel warm and fuzzy inside (think...if you give a moose a muffin).
ok. i didn't actually mean for this picture to look like a shameless plug for trader joe's but wow it totally does, right? what can i say? it's one of the stores i shop at on a regular basis. clearly.
so here's what you'll need:
6 tbsp greek yogurt (i used full fat)
6 tbsp capers (no need to rinse)
6 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
zest of one lemon
juice of one lemon
1 clove garlic (1/2 if it's a large clove)
salt and pepper to taste
throw everything into your blender and whirl away. you can adjust the consistency by adding more yogurt to thicken or more lemon juice to thin down. just give a thought to how you want to use it.
and don't throw away those lemon halves. toss them into your garbage disposal and grind away, lovey.
mmmmm.......can't begin to tell you how yummy this is. don't just put it on your salad either. it's great on chicken, burgers, fish tacos, as a dip for bread or crackers.
you get the idea. just make it already. you can thank me later.