Hello and happy Thursday!
I hope so far today has been good to you *smiles* As for me, I have taken today to relax, and perhaps whip up some goodies later on in the day. I can't help myself!
I am really enjoying making all these dressing/sauce types of sides these days, and today - I have another winner for you, salsiki! It is almost like tzatziki, except here, you blitz all the ingredients together for a smooth sauce that you can use for dressings, top meat cutlets with, or swirls through rice or dip savoury snacks like pakora or samosas in.
I upped the ratio of filling to the amount of yogurt, and I also used Alpro soy yogurt, so this was vegan in my case. Despite soy yogurts sometimes being a little sweet, the seasoning and flavours in this dressing disguises it well. It's just really good! I'm glad I stumbled upon this recipe ^ ^
200ml soy/low-fat natural yogurt
50-70 g cucumber, chopped
1 garlic clove, finely chopped, or minced
A few mint, parsley or coriander leaves (I used mint)
1 tsp olive oil
A good pinch of salt (I used Himalayan salt)
- Simply have the yogurt, followed by the other ingredients in a bowl, and use a processor or stick blender to whizz until smooth, and serve with your food of choice! I can imagine this would go really well with falafels alongside some spicy tomato sauce as well, yum!
As for me, I used them in an fragrant Amaranth salad along with some carrot and broccoli, it was delicious. I still have a little leftover that I will use either today or tomorrow. Maybe for some vegetable cruditês, who knows?
What is your favourite yogurt based dressing, and have you ever tried amaranth before?
Friske Vegetariske Oppskrifter, p. 27