I hosted a Pioneer Woman potluck and my friend Amanda brought the most beautiful Chipotle Steak Salad. It really made me wish that I didn't have steak issues. (It's the recovering vegetarian in me.) But I knew that the dressing was SPICY and I love me some spice. Thing it, I also have mayo issues. Good thing she didn't tell me it was mayo until I tried it and FELL IN LOVE. Love. Mayo and all.
The thing is, it is so dang good that I want to eat an entire jar of it.
I want to put it on everything. EVERYTHING!!!
My Fitness Pal does not want me to put it on everything.
Something needed to be done.
Amy makes her version using half mayo/ half sour cream, with the addition of limes. It was getting even better. My only sour cream issue is how much I love it. Costco size love. Again with the rude My Fitness Pal not giving love to the sour cream.
Then I remembered how Leslie uses Greek yogurt in place of mayo. We share the same mayo/ ketchup/ banana/ hatred.
Greek yogurt is not my jam by itself, but as a nonfat/ high protein substitute? Yes please.
(I found them in the ethnic section of my normal grocery store. Each can was 7oz.)
A new healthy dressing/ sauce/ dip/ guilt-free indulgence was born.
Have I told you lately how much I love my Ninja???
Because I am still investigating the legality of me marrying it.
It's so rad. Part of me wants an immersion blender, or a food processor, but the Ninja pretty much can do everything that they can. Plus make killer smoothies. Boom.
I have never made an easier dip/ dressing/ sauce. I don't know what to call it, since it is pretty much all of those things. It is so flavorful, you don't even miss the fat. I promise.
I put it on tacos, burgers, chicken, salads. Dip veggies, my favorite being the cute little sweet peppers, in it, contemplate drinking it from a straw. SO DANG GOOD.
(You can thin it with milk if you want it to be a pourable salad dressing.)
However, be warned. IT IS SPICYYYYYYYYY. Like whoa. I'm the girl who likes to hurt when she eats. The girl who gets Buffalo wings and the waitress double checks to make sure I know how hot they are going to be. BRING IT ON LADY. This white girl likes IT HOTTTTTT.
If you are a little on the wimpy side, perhaps use less peppers. Maybe start with half of a can. Then add in the other half if you need to. I won't judge. But just know in your heart that mine will taste way, way, way better than yours. Yep. Be jealous.
(For the record, I use two cans, but I am part mutant, and two cans might even be borderline too spicy for crazy me.)
The entire batch contains:
7 grams fat
37 grams carbohydrates
23 grams protein
*****7 calories a tablespoon (Even less if you use just one can.)
Want to FREAK OUT?
This is what the same dressing made with MAYO contains:
537 grams fat
28 grams carbohydrates
0 grams protein
*****95 calories a tablespoon
I'm so glad I have mayo issues!