So I was shopping at Trader Joe’s a few weeks ago, and I bought myself one of their yummy salads for lunch – Harvest Salad with Grilled Chicken. It was so good I ate every bite, and actually licked the bowl!
Since Trader Joe’s is almost an hour’s drive from my house, I decided that I needed to try to re-create the salad at home so my family could have it any time we wanted. First I made a copy of their delicious, creamy dijon vinaigrette (see recipe)
Trader Joe's Copycat Creamy Dijon Vinaigrette
- 2 Tbsp . lite mayo
- 2 Tbsp . plain nonfat greek yogurt * (see note)
- 2 Tbsp . rice vinegar
- 2 teaspoons dijon mustard
- 1/2 teaspoon lemon pepper seasoning
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
- dash of tumeric powder
Combine all ingredients and whisk together. Store in the refrigerator.
*Note: It seems that the greek yogurt makes the dressing ingredients separate after a day in the fridge. I fixed this problem by adding a little pinch of xanthan gum, which is a common thing to have in a gluten free kitchen. I realize most people that don't bake gluten free have even heard of this thickener, let alone have any! If this is you, you can double the lite mayo to 4 Tablespoons, and omit the greek yogurt and the xanthan gum, and it will be just as delicious