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Tarragon Yogurt Dressing

Makes 1 cup (250 mL)

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    Green and gorgeous on chicken, fish, salad, or vegetables. Yogurt gives this sauce a robust texture while tarragon imparts a licorice taste that suits salmon and poultry to a T.

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    Make it a marinade

    This sauce makes a superb marinade for chicken. Pat away excess before baking or grilling the meat. Discard any marinade that has been in contact with raw meat.

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    Tarragon Yogurt Dressing

      Ingredients

      • 1 cup (250 mL) chopped fresh tarragon
      • 1/2 cup (125 mL) chopped chives
      • 1/2 cup (125 mL) yogurt
      • 1 tsp (5 mL) lemon zest
      • 3 Tbsp (45 mL) lemon juice
      • 2 Tbsp (30 mL) extra-virgin olive oil
      • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) salt
      • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) black pepper
      • 2 garlic cloves, peeled and crushed
      • 2 tsp (10 mL) honey

      Nutrition

      Per serving:

      • calories30
      • protein3 g
      • total fat2 g
        • sat. fat0 g
      • total carbohydrates3 g
        • sugars1 g
        • fibre0 g
      • sodium42 mg

      Directions

      01

      In food processor or blender, combine all ingredients and blend until smooth. Store in covered jar in refrigerator. Sauce will thicken up in the refrigerator, so allow it to come to room temperature before using on salads.

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