So, I did some Googling, and tweaked a ranch dressing recipe to help me get in a serving of yogurt. Ranch is just about the only dressing I enjoy on my salads, I can't do oil + vinegar. Even in my raw-vegan days I couldn't live without a ranch dressing made with cashews as the base instead of dairy(and believe it or not, it was genuinely good!). This one here uses full-fat Greek yogurt as the base. The fresh herbs really add to it, but of course, if you do not have fresh, dried will suffice; just use less.
I threw this together very quickly while on my lunch break. I went to Whole Foods and picked up some cooked chicken from the deli as I didn't have any at home. Salad is romaine, cucumbers, green onions, and garlic chips. Ideally it would also have some cabbage and grilled onions, but I was pressed for time. Booo.
1/2 cup Greek yogurt
1/4 cup + 2 Tablespoons of buttermilk
2 teaspoons fresh dill, chopped
1 teaspoon fresh chives, chopped
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/8-1/4 teaspoon garlic (to taste)
1/4 teaspoon salt
pepper to taste
Either place in a blender and blend, or place in a bowl and use a stick blender. Adjust tastes as necessary.
I drenched my salad in it and it was great. Obviously, it's not Hidden Valley, but it's still very delicious, and much better for you.