Eggplant Caviar

Ingredients: 1 eggplant, about 1 pound Half a large tomato or one Roma 2 garlic cloves 3/4 teaspoon salt Few grinds of black pepper 3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar 1 1/2 teaspoons vegetable oil Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prick the eggplant all over with a fork, and roast on a foil-lined baking sheet until soft,…

Spring Roll Dipping Sauce

Ingredients: 1 large clove garlic, smashed to a paste with a mortar and pestle 3 tablespoons lime juice 1 tablespoon fish sauce 1 tablespoon water 1 tablespoon sugar 1 teaspoon minced green chili Whisk to combine garlic paste, lime juice, fish sauce, water, sugar, and minced chili. Set aside for at least 10 minutes before…

Sesame Ginger Vinaigrette

Ingredients: 2 garlic cloves, grated on a microplane 2 teaspoons grated ginger 6 tablespoons rice vinegar 2 teaspoons soy sauce 2 teaspoons brown sugar 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons canola oil 1/4 cup sesame oil 2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until homogenized Makes 1 1/3 cups dressing.…

Creamy Basil Dressing

Ingredients ½ cup low-fat greek yogurt 1/3 cup packed fresh basil leaves 2 tbsp. freshly squeezed lemon juice 2 tbsp. olive oil 2 tbsp. buttermilk 1 clove garlic, minced or pressed Salt and pepper Combine all ingredients in a blender or food processor and process until smooth. (Alternatively, combine in a liquid measuring cup and…

Pesto

Ingredients: 4 medium cloves garlic, peeled and minced Generous pinch coarse sea salt 3 ounces basil leaves, cut into thin ribbons 2 tablespoons pine nuts 4 tablespoons grated Parmigiano-Reggiano 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons mildly flavored extra-virgin olive oil In a mortar and pestle, combine garlic and sea salt and grind to a paste. Add…

Greek Goddess Dip

Ingredients: ½ cup packed fresh dill ½ cup packed fresh mint ½ cup packed fresh cilantro ⅓ cup packed fresh basil 2 garlic cloves, chopped 2 scallions, sliced 1 ½ tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice Pinch kosher salt, more to taste ½ cup extra virgin olive oil ½ cup crumbled feta cheese ½ cup Greek yogurt…

Italian Salad Dressing

Ingredients: ⅓ cup olive oil 3½ tablespoons vinegar (suggestions: salad, red wine, or balsamic) 2 tablespoons grated Romano cheese 1 teaspoon granulated sugar 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper ¾ teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon garlic powder Add all of the ingredients to a mason jar or other container. Close with a tight-fitting lid and shake…